Friday = LOVE DAY! TFA – Dallas
February 26, 2011
To walk into a classroom to be met by young children throwing their arms around you gives you an unexplainable feeling of love. When my parents and I walked into Ms. Harpster’s 2nd grade class…each and every young child ran up to us and give us a hug to welcome us to their classroom and to thank of for coming. Off the bat, I was moved and beyond thrilled to interact with these incredible kids. This was essentially how our entire day went. Friday we visited 3 schools, 4 different classes, and close to 80 1st and 2nd grade students!
At each school the enthusiasm and excitement over what I was talking about was amazing and inspiration…it instilled me with a new sense of hope and confidence. They wear all eager and excited to answer my questions, “Where does honey come from?” They would raise their small little arms high into the air with so much force, and wiggle around, that they would practically fall out of their chairs! I explained how protein builds muscles and they mimicked every action I did–when I made “muscle arms” they immediately followed (whether asked to or not)! We served everyone some Love Grown and yogurt and let them watch a short clip on how we make it (if technology was available). While watching the video they would ‘Ooo’ and ‘Aww’ at the large totes of honey and all of the granola being mixed and put onto trays. The loved the massive scale of everything! All of these kids were simply precious!
Each class was amazing and the kids left an imprint on my heart. We left a giant bulk bag of LOVE in each classroom for the teachers to serve as snack! As we continue our journey to educate kids and spread more love, we must give a HUGE THANKS to Teach for America – Dallas for all of their incredible support and letting us come join their teachers! And a big shout out to all the Friday teachers: Ms. Harpster, Mr. Chang and Mr. Rubin for letting us come and spread the LOVE to their students!
Check out more fun pictures of our time in classrooms spreading the LOVE on facebook!