Thursday, January 24, 2013

Compassionate Contagion

Image 24/ 365 Days of Awesome: Handmade Star of Hope, a la Wilson style.
For those of you who have been following our blog, you know that we have partnered with a 4th grade class in New York, thanks to a fabulous virtual network of folks. Our buddies were displaced by Hurricane Sandy, yet remained ever-so-resilient in the face of what could have been devastating situations. By the deft hand of their teacher, their bubbling and optimistic attitudes, and obviously a ginormous heap of hope, they are back in the swing of things at their "old" school.

Despite their own troubles (of which I'm sure there were plenty), they recently took the time to spread Hope to others through the Stars of Hope program. Just in case they didn't keep any for themselves (which I doubt they did), my students created their own stars for their buddies' classroom, so they can remember that others are thinking of them. And that we have Hope for them, too. This one just happens to be a shooting star, which I think captures the essence of a very special classroom at PS207.

Looks to me like a little compassion can be contagious....What do you think?

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