I am Emma B. and my act of kindness was for Mrs. VanDyken, a Pinewood first-grade teacher, and 2 little boys, Nathan and Donovan. I go down to her room twice every week and read with the boys so she doesn’t have to. ( Mrs VanDyken can’t read with them because she needs to help the other kids.) I volunteered a month or so ago and have been helping ever since.
I decided to have this as my kindness and planned to give the coin to Mrs. VanDyken. But every time I came to give her the coin, she seemed too busy. Mrs. Weaver and I worked out a plan to go down next ACT time.
As we set off to her room I practiced what I was going to say over and over, being that I was nervous. We finally reached her door, and we knocked, came in and realized….. She wasn’t even there! It was a sub! (all my practice for nothing!) We decided to come back later.
So we set off again, me of course practicing my lines again, hoping she would actually be there for me to recite. She was, and I passed it on!! She was so happy and said how thankful she was for me. She promised to pass on the coin!
This truly made me happy , and I think it made her happy too.