Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Operation Christmas Child...

How lucky we were today in Kindergarten to get to participate in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program. Our whole elementary school took part. We have 14 multiage groups that do various character education activities throughout the year and today each of these groups packed a shoebox destined for a child less fortunate then the children at our school. The concept of poverty is something so hard to grasp at five years old. We had alot of discussion about the shoeboxes and why we were sending them and after packing them we talked about how we felt doing something kind for children we did not even know. One child said it made him fell "happy" another said, "good" and one little one told us it made her "feel good on the inside." We watched a video on our Smartboard before we went to the "Packing Party," you can watch it below. I would like to thank Samaritan's Purse for providing us with such a wonderful opportunity to practice empathy with our youngest students.

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