7th Grade Class Angels
My name is Ms.Liz Popowicz, and I am a 7th Grade English/Social Studies teacher at Propel Montour, a public Charter School right outside the city of Pittsburgh. On Monday of this week, my students each read the names of one of the victims and viewed some news coverage of the events that took place on 12/14/12. They were deeply moved and immediately wanted to do something to help. They wrote letters that will be sent out this afternoon, and are wearing badges today on their uniforms that represent the name of one of the children or teachers that were taken too soon.
In addition, after listening to your morning show, I suggested to the students that we participate in the "Angel Project". My students made Angels that represented the child or teacher they felt most connected to. Every child is represented, some more than once. This was a truly moving week for me as a teacher, seeing my 7th graders independently want to help and feel so empathetic towards the children. Many of them have brothers and sisters that are the same age as their new Angels.
I am going to forward you three emails from this address that have pictures of their Angels, and a picture of the angel that I created for Victoria Soto, the victim who I feel the most connected to.
Thank you for doing this project. It is a great ting you are doing for the victims and the community of Newtown.
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and the rest of the morning crew! =)
Ms. Liz Popowicz =)