Megan Brenk came in this week to teach our second Character Ed Lesson on Generosity. I was an awesome lesson regarding giving to others. In the lesson, she read the story of Stone Soup to the kids and let them each participate by interacting to act out the story. At the end of the lesson she discussed how we can practice generosity in many ways.
One way our school and our 206 students can be generous is to give to our Kids Against Hunger box. It lives in our classroom all year as we collect money to give to other kids so they can eat. We spoke in detail about how there are other kids who don’ t always get to eat when they are hungry or have a snack as they don’t have enough food. This is a concept we will continue to discuss but definitely brought an awareness to our students about others.
We encouraged the kids to consider bringing in coins that they find or are laying around the house to donate. Some kids in the past have even raised money to contribute to this cause as it sadly is a real issue that many children in our own city deal with from day to day. Besides donating to help others, its a great reminder to us about what current issues that others are facing. I am attaching the links to both our school’s Character Ed. site to read more and see future events our school does to contribute such as the food drive next month. I’m also attaching a link to the page regarding our charity partners (Friends and Family Communities Connection) and how they are the founder of the on-going project Kids Against Hunger, if you want to have additional conversations with your child around this subject.