Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Power of Kids
Today I took 2 of my kids to school with me.
Today I shared part of my world with my students.
Today my students shared a part of themselves with me.
Today a 6 year old blind girl touched the face of a 4 week old baby goat for the first time.
Today this same little girl asked to hold my hand so she could touch me also.
Today this little girl said thank you to me.
Today I was in awe of what a special little girl this was.
This certain student and I had many words back in forth for quite a few weeks.
This certain student comes from a rough background.
Over the past few months this certain student began to loose that chip on his shoulder.
This certain student is doing really well in my classes now.
This certain student and I get a long now.
Today this certain student asked if he could bottle feed this little baby goat.
Today I made a difference in his life.
Today he made a difference in my life.
Today my "kids" brought a smile to so many kids who have never experienced a farm animal like a goat. They giggled when they chewed on their shirts, they liked petting them, they laughed when they jumped......they smiled.
It is so easy to take for grant it what is right around you. Sometimes you think you do not have as much as someone else when in fact you may have something that they may wish they had.
90 % of the school where I teach is at or below the poverty level. There are many, many students that have special learning needs there. So many have so little.
Today I saw how the power of kids can make a difference.