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Random Acts of Kindness

Pictured left to right (back):Jamie Shoff, Annemarie Bretz and (front): Emma Bretz, Ryan Keels, Michelle Mutton, and Betsy Bretz.

Kindergarteners in Jamie Shoff’s class at Poplin Elementary school are working on a year-long project about Random Acts of Kindness.

The project began in October. Students wrote letters to their brother or sister to let them know how awesome they are. Then students hand delivered the letters to their brother or sister with a little treat attached.

In November, students decided to collect and donate items to the Humane Society of Charlotte. Ms. Shoff showed students the Humane Society’s webpage and students viewed the different dogs and cats and learned about how the Humane Society takes care and supports the animals. Then students looked at and discussed the Humane Society’s wish list. Students decided they could help donate items on the wishlist.

During the week of Thanksgiving, students brought in items to donate to the Humane Society. Students brought in dog and cat food, different types of dog and cat treats, chew toys and ropes, litter, dog shampoo, water bowls, cleaning supplies and a dog brush. On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Ms. Shoff, Betsy and Emma Bretz, Ryan Keels, and Michelle Mutton delivered their gifts to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Betsy Bretz, a Kindergartener, said “I learned how the Humane Society takes care of dogs and cats. My favorite part was giving the things to them." Another student Ryan Keels said “After seeing the animals, I want to start volunteering with the Humane Society now."

Shoff said, “I want students to experience and value kindness through giving and receiving, for them to develop compassion and empathy towards others, and to develop a sense of community.”

Written by: Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator and Jamie Shoff, Kindergarten Teacher
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 by Beth Medlin

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