Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dawson's Fourth Grade Christmas Service Party...

December 19, 2015

For Dawson's fourth grade Christmas party, his teacher Mr. Young decided that the class would do a service project instead of a party.  I have to admit I was a little bummed for Dawson thinking he would not get a class party.  In the end it was a very awesome experience.  All the kids were asked to donate winter hats, gloves and scarves to take to the homeless shelter.  So for their party they all assembled the donations into little gift bags with a hat, gloves and scarf in each one. Dawson came home from school that day so excited about what they had done.  In the end, their service/party was as much fun as a regular Christmas party.  The kids really loved being able to give to those in need. At least these kids had the right attitude for this Christmas season, too bad I didn't :(.  All the kids donated so much, the teacher was overwhelmed by their generosity.  Dawson was so excited that they had three huge bags of donations!

The teacher thought it would be a good idea for any kids who wanted too to help take the donations to the homeless shelter.  The awesome room mom offered to take any kids with her.  So Dawson got to go and see just what it was like.

I am so glad that he went.  I think it put things into perspective for my little guy.  He said there were so many people and more importantly kids at the shelter.  It was surprising to him.  He was so sad for them, but very happy he was able to do something nice for them.

What a great idea Mr. Young had.  I know that this will be something that Dawson will remember for the rest of his life.  I love my cute Dawson, and how thoughtful he is.  He is always very aware of others, and tries to think of ways to help or make them happy.  I sure do love you Dawson :).