My students are an awesome group of third grade service workers. We are Team Paws! It's our goal to change the world with kindness. Even the smallest kind act can mean a lot; hold the door, smile at someone, use your manners, be humble, and be kind, always.
In my classroom, my students understand that what they do and say matters.
They know their actions can make a difference. As members of Team Paws, they learn we truly do rise by lifting others. Our motto, Spread Kindness, is what makes being a part of Team Paws so special and important. Team Paws is a group of 30 little kids giving back to our community through volunteerism.
Not only that, but my girls and boys are our nation's next scientists, teachers, engineers, factory workers, cashiers, managers, doctors, and more. My students are bright-minded and curious. They want to explore and learn about the world around them. Regardless of what drives them, it's my goal to make sure that all of my kids feel safe, seen, heard, confident and celebrated.
Little hands working together with their families and friends to serve others; That's my goal! We are all different and have unique needs. I want my kids to know that giving of yourself to others in need is a beautiful way to grow; on the inside.
Giving of yourself through service to others is an amazing feeling.
Doing it as a family is even greater!
We all have unique and diverse needs. This project teaches that differences are okay and giving back feels good. In the case of this project, kids are helping kids who are going through a tough time; a hospital stay.
I'd like to host an after-school event that allows my students and their families to team up in the name of service to others.
Together, we will make up to 30 no-sew blankets for kids in the hospital. We will pair the blankets with the stuffed toy dogs requested in this project.
After all, let's face it. Being in the hospital is hard; on kids and families. Believe it or not, but a gift as small as a blanket and a stuffed toy can mean so much to a child and his or her family. As the mother of a child who endured open-heart surgery, I know that these small efforts make a BIG difference. It's true!
My project allows my kids to pay it forward in kindness to other kids who are going through a hard time, along with their families.
My family engagement project is written from the heart, in the name of service to others. Please consider supporting these efforts.
"Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
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