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Generosity at Its Finest!
All students at Antioch focused on the character trait of generosity for the month of December. However, students in Mrs. Leo’s 4th grade class took it up a notch!
At the beginning of the month, students brainstormed ways they could show their generosity with their time and resources. From those ideas, they created “Random Acts of Kindness” baggies to distribute around the school to the bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial staff, office workers, and special area teachers. The students loved seeing the looks on the faces of these folks as they spread some generous spirit throughout the school. It was a great way for students to show a kind spirit with a simple gesture of generosity.
One student took the idea even further. Ananya B. had been inspired by talking with Katie from Katie's Kidz when we held a “Character Band-Aid Drive” early in December. Ananya decided to collect gently used books and magazines to donate to local children’s hospitals. She brought the idea to Mrs. Leo’s classroom and challenged the students to bring in books and magazines over a week’s time. She even brought in little prizes to give out to students who donated.
“I just wanted to be able to help others,” Ananya said.
After one week, the class had collected 93 books and magazines! What an incredible lesson in generosity! These kids are out to change the world!
Written by: Laura Leo, 4th Grade Teacher
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 by Kimberly Kovach