It all started three years ago when my new teaching team mate Michele was first introduced to the 2 minutes project. She said that for a few years she had been doing a Pay it Forward unit with her students. The two ideas meshed perfectly with each other. Here is an excerpt from the movie...
Which brings us to this year. I was skeptical of what could be accomplished. Last years crew had done a great job and I was extremely hopeful that this years crew would be similar. I was not disappointed. The students did a great job. We had boys delivering toys to churches, writing letters to soldiers overseas, and caroling outside of a supermarket to raise funds for a homeless shelter and taking toys to the Childrens Hospital.
Here are all of the projects. Please leave comments behind for the students they would appreciate that.
They had been talking about it all day on the station. People had called in talking about buying coffee for strangers and purchasing their parking... I emailed the station and told them about the students and their projects. They interviewed myself and a student. I guess they now know what a "Pay it forward" can look like. 140 students doing random acts of kindness really ROCKS. I have great students.