The sound of the knock at the door interrupted the end of my math lesson. I looked around. We only had a few minutes left at our math centers before lunch so most of the students were done with their work. The mom of one of my students stood at my classroom door.
Her son looked from her to me with a huge grin on his face.
The mom asks me, “How many more food items did your class need to get to earn the ice cream party?”
Several students who overheard shouted, “ELEVEN!” My class had been seriously bummed this morning when they figured out that we missed our goal by only 11 items.
She said, “I brought 12!”
The room erupted in cheers for my small statured student with a big heart. Not only did he help our class reach our goal of at least 100 items of food for the food drive to help families in need, but he helped our class win an ice cream party. They were ecstatic.
My student shyly tells me that he used his morning recess time to go to the office to call his mom for an emergency food donation!
Then an hour later another parent shows up with more stuff because her daughter did the same thing!
I love the students and parents in my classroom!