Sunday, December 18, 2016

Celebrate! Christmas with the Cops...



Friends, You can celebrate too!  Link up at www.ruthayres.com.  I thank Ruth for sharing her space with us. 

Two weeks ago, dear friends, I wrote about this...

But our Friendship with the police department is just beginning.  

This past week, we had lunch with them at school.

And it was awesome.  

We served them lunch.

First graders told them a bunch of jokes in the way a first grader can.  

Everyone had a blast.  



I'm celebrating continued friendships in the midst of tragedies.  Our kids were still hugging them and offering condolences for their losses.  And telling them how awesome they were.  And taking over their hats and jackets.  What gracious officers.  

As I think about this, I'm praying and thinking about what else we can do for our friends.  This has turned into Service Learning at its most authentic.  What else can we do?  I'm celebrating the fact that we get to ask that!

Joy!
Kendra



4 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post to allow the students to spend time with the police as the police can smile and enjoy the humor of first graders. Such a lovely combination.

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  2. This is just terrific, Kendra. You've made a connection between the two groups that won't be forgotten. One thing I've done with various ages of students in the past is to have the students interview and write a "story" from that person's life. We always added a picture. It can be very brief . from younger kids, but certainly longer with older ones. Have a wonderful holiday with your family

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  3. Service learning is wonderful to get students acquainted with and to learn from, Kendra. Have a wonderful holiday.

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  4. This sounds like the beginning of a wonderful relationship. I wish healing for your community.

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