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Queen of Apostles 5th Graders Continue Community Service

Queen of Apostles 5th Graders Continue Community Service

May 2020

 
Community service and supporting those in our community is an important part of the education that students receive at Queen of Apostles School. During the school year, the 5th grade class visits the Morgan Center, where they work with clients on various tasks. Games are played, chats are had, and projects are completed. This is one of the things that students missed when the school transitioned to distance learning. Their teacher, Mrs. James reached out to the Morgan Center and found a way to continue these connections. Students wrote letters to the clients and shared what they have been doing during shelter-in-place. They wrote about parents and grandparents helping them with school work and how they would prefer to be on campus. They shared stories about having time to practice new songs on the piano, making puzzles with their siblings, having time to do some more free time and fun reading, and finding different ways to practice and play sports, and one student even used emojis to help express the various projects he has been working on. As part of their learning experience students had to learn how to write a letter that may not get a response; learning how to change an open-ended question such as, “How are you doing?” into “I hope that you are doing well.” During one of their zoom meetings, they talked about how writing these letters impacted their lives. Students expressed that it felt good to share some kindness with people they had met earlier in the school year during Morgan Center visits. They also expressed that they wondered how the clients at the Morgan Center were doing. While students may not receive responses to their letters, they know that they have been a connection to another person during this time that all of us are apart from one another.

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