Today was the first fundraiser for the volunteer club. There were no classes today because of the entrance exam, so the students organized a movie day. They charged about 40 cents for the movie, 50 cents for snacks or drinks. They made nice posters to advertise it which included pictures of the girl who was ill who needed medicine. The students did almost everything on their own and I was really amazed at how well it went.
As a teacher, you often focus on the problem kids...I guess it is natural. Things like this give you the chance to celebrate the majority of kids, the ones who are decent, who see a problem that want to help, who want to do good things, but do not have the chance.
I am feeling so proud of my kids right now.