A teacher-friend of Mrs. Black’s, who is the librarian at Victoria Harbour P.S., has a gravely ill student at her school. Eight year old Rebeccah’s mother asked that people support her daughter by sending Christmas ornaments to decorate a tree in her bedroom. When students in our class were told about Rebeccah’s predicament, they jumped at the chance to support her.
This morning, we made ornaments using plastic bottle bottoms, glitter glue and shiny elastic. Students put a great deal of care into their work and it shows… the results are truly lovely. Click on any picture to enlarge it.
This is our class posing for Rebeccah with their creations:
Mrs. Black had a cousin who lost a battle with leukemia at age 10, so she wanted to do something more. She adopted Andy, the White-tailed Deer at Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, for Rebeccah. Andy isn’t one of Santa’s reindeer, but he’s pretty darned close!
When she was at Aspen Valley for a meeting, Mrs. Black and the sanctuary manager, Mr. Smith, made Rebeccah a short video of Andy. Click on this link to view the video in wmv-format: http://www.blackdeer.ca/For-Rebecca-w.wmv
Mrs. Black will be delivering the class’ ornaments to Rebeccah at a community fund-raiser for her family, in Victoria Harbour, on Saturday, December 7th. The sanctuary will be sending Rebeccah a certificate of adoption and a picture of Andy in the mail. We hope our small gifts to Rebeccah will put a smile on her face and help her to see how much others care.
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