Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The 'Sacks of Hope' From These Sweet Students, Even Piqued Interest of Local Media and Press

--by lewski711, posted Apr 29, 2017

One of the top 3 most memorable days in my 20 years of education!

My class constructed their Sacks of Hope, a seven-month labor of love. Each "Sack" was actually three bags: one for the outdoors with a sleeping bag, socks, hand warmers, and a lantern, one with toiletries: comb, razor, wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, lotion and a bunch more, and the final was full of edibles: bars, tea, raisins, trail mix, and more. About 40 items per "Sack".

Best part: my students were so incredibly proud of what they had accomplished. The press came out. Fashion designer Cecilia Cassini celebrated them with a pizza party and her brand of t-shirts, but what affected the kids most was that they started with an idea and then made it a reality!

They may not remember me teaching them the difference between a subject and a predicate, but they will never forget how they helped those less fortunate than themselves.

#AprilRAOK #BeKindToOneAnother
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Readers Comments

Virginia wrote: What a great lesson in sharing, helping, organizing, teamwork, and celebration. Bravo to teacher and kids!
GigiSky wrote: As a fellow teacher, i really appreciate that you are teaching them how to be good human beings--not just their subjects and predicates. A true teacher gives the gift of love and how to live life. Blessings to you!
Mish wrote: Beautiful, Lewski 👍👍👍
mindyjourney wrote: That's the way to encourage as more mindful and kinder world, my friend! Well done to you and the students )))
leoladyc728 wrote: They might not remember their grammar but they will remember you
Syd wrote: Any magic moments you can tell us about?
lewski711 wrote: We had an organization in town deliver the sacks, but they are in the progress of sending us pics and telling us about the recipients' reactions. I'll be sure to share when I get more. Thx, Syd.
Rajni wrote: Planting seed of kindness in young minds does make very BIG difference. May others get inspired by their kind act and follow suit.
sandyremillar wrote: yayyyyy wonderful!!!!
autumnsky38 wrote: Oh wow-what a great way to teach such great lessons! I love it!

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