Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Empathy at Christmas Time...

 The students in Grade 1G are very lucky to be vertical mentors with Miss Hadland's Grade 6 class. Together, our classes challenged ourselves to bring in enough donations to pack at least 20 shoe boxes to send away to deserving children across the world. Well, we are very proud of ourselves, because we actually brought in enough donations to fill 24 shoe boxes with an assortment of items.

We filled them with small toys, school supplies, soap, toothbrushes and hard candies. We also donated $168.00 to cover the cost of shipping the boxes. This project is part of our school wide efforts to increase empathy in our school. When I explained to the grade ones that what was in the shoe boxes might be the only thing that some children will receive....one student said, "we are like Santa's elves," and another one said, "that's good because he is way more busier than us!" Take a peek at our efforts.