I love to read the positive stories.... stories of how my students, colleagues, family, friends and others in the world reach out to take care of others! Yesterday, I stumbled across the amazing photos below and I was spellbound. Who would allow someone to drop them into a sewer, with only being held by their feet, to rescue some baby ducks? Our first responders, that's who! Maybe it's police as in the photos, or maybe it's firemen as in the book, Lucky Ducklings, by Eva Moore. Our first responders work tirelessly to "take care of others" in the world. They don't do it for the pay, or the glamour....they do it because they truly care about others! I hope you pick up this amazing book and read it to your kids and send a note of thanks to your local police officers and fire-men/women for all they do to take care of others!
DIsclaimer: I do not have permission to post these photos. Hopefully in the interest of teaching kids the importance of "taking care of others"...(including our animals) will override this lack of permission! Photos obtained from Blackburn News Windsor, Canada Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackburnnewsessex/?fref=photo
Teachers (and parents, of course!) have the potential to make a huge impact on the lives of their students/kids. Join me and commit to reading a picture book every Thursday or the first Thursday of the month if you can't commit to weekly with "Taking Care of Others" or "Taking Care of Ourselves" themes in order to help our students/children learn important traits like empathy, compassion, friendship, persistence, grit, and more! Join me weekly as I blog about our book of the week. Make sure to tweet your weekly choice using the hashtag #TakingCareThurs so we can share books and learn from each other.