Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It makes it all worth it...

On days when you walk into your classroom meditating on how obnoxious teenagers can be, come back to my archive page and look at these pictures. What you will see is the collective effort of a student body to feed 150 needy families, some who are a part our school family, by breaking last year's record of just over 50,000 food items with just over 60,000 food items this year.
Then, after three weeks of standing out in the cold seeking donations at the local grocery stores, these same students will spend their afternoon and evening shopping through our makeshift grocery store that they are responsible for stocking.
This will be followed on the next day with a contigency of students who will drive these items to the necessary families. There is no standardized test that will measure the heart and compassion that continues to thrive in the youth of our country.


At 9:44 PM , Blogger Sara said...

I am so glad that it went well! I was planning on coming back to help, but I have finals... you know how it goes. Well, I hope everything is going great with your classes and with your family. Keep doin your thing McNamar, all the papers you made us write really did help.

At 6:32 AM , Blogger Mr. McNamar said...

Thanks Sara. We really were surprised this year because we were only at 30,000 the day previous. The three snow days put us quite far behind to begin with. And, I am glad all that essay writing helped.

At 10:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, stories like this doesn't make me as worried about the future. There are so many good kids out there, but unfortunately the bad apples are the only ones we (meaning teachers) write about!

Thanks so much for sharing!


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