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Our Final Week of #GKP17

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Although the school year has come to a close, I decided I would write one last post for my third graders to share a couple things about our final week of the Global Kindness Project. I would also like to add I was very impressed with their thoughtfulness and growth each week of the project.

The big question for Week 4 was, “How do we take action?” I wasn’t sure how we could “take action” with so little time left in the school year. Then I read a post on the Global Kindness Project Facebook page requesting help in folding 1,000 cranes for a student who had health issues. This student’s brother was on a mission to fold cranes “to honor his brother’s fighting spirit and to give his brother comfort and peace.” When I shared the with my class, they were all for helping out. On Tuesday, I brought in the origami paper, put it on the back table, and told them they were free to fold when they had time. Luckily, Connor and Sophiah had been practicing at home, and were available to mentor the others. At the end of Wednesday, they had folded 43 cranes to be mailed to Franconia Elementary School in Pennsylvania.

Although this action is small, it was very thoughtful and heartfelt! Also, if anyone is looking for a warm fuzzy feeling, watch this video. My class loved it! We watched it twice a day all week (at their request), each time with immense focus.

What have you done today to be kind? 

Author: Mrs. Moore

3rd grade teacher in Arizona, USA

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  1. Ahhh, so dear to my heart ! Folding peace cranes, 1001 to take with me to Japan years ago during a teacher-student exchange program remains one of the most moving experiences ever. I placed those student folded cranes on the Peace Park Shrine and wept. Much love and peace to you ! Have a joyful break.

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