A Very Merry “Unbirthday” to Us All!

February 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

CHARLOTTE, NC  I’m sure you are thinking what in the world is an Unbirthday!  Ms. Shockley, a 1st grade teacher at Selwyn Elementary, has an annual “unbirthday” party to celebrate student’s birthdays that may fall over any of the extended breaks from school.  So for you summer birthdays, you get to celebrate twice in one year if you have Ms. Shockley for a teacher.  How nice is that!!

Ms. Shockley had heard about Birthday Blessings, now Bright Blessings, and thought it would be a great opportunity to help the homeless children we serve by asking her students to bring in donations for the Student Birthdays Project.

She felt this service learning opportunity would complement the character study the students have been and will continue doing in class.  December’s trait was Caring and January was Justice & Fairness.

Ms. Shockley’s students not only brought in donations like juice, cookies, lollipops and napkins but they also made birthday cards and banners to brighten the smile of a homeless child on their birthday.

There were a total of 7 students celebrating their “Unbirthday” but a classroom full of students with caring and giving hearts!

Thank you for thinking of Bright Blessings!  Happy Unbirthday to Us All!

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