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Deer Meadow students know the meaning of giving

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Second grade students in Denise Smedley's class at Deer Meadow Elementary School raffled off a quilt to raise funds the Putnam County Humane Shelter recently. They presented a check to Shelter Board members Bette Bertram, Fred the dog who was adopted by Bertram and Sandy Grimes Tuesday.
Second grade math class students at Deer Meadow School were learning about geometric shapes on a quilt recently. That quilt ended up being auctioned off by Denise Smedley's class of 23 students to raise money for the Putnam County Humane Shelter.

The group presented a check to Shelter Board members Bette Bertram and Sandy Grimes who visited the class with Fred, Bertram's adopted dog.

Fred was left chained to the gate of the Humane Shelter after it was closed earlier this year. He was malnourished, had mange and was in poor health.

Bertram adopted him, nursed him back to health and brought him with her to pick up the check from the second grade class.

"I wanted the kids to see what we do at the shelter and see the result of their donations," said Bertram.

Second grader Lauren Harper had the winning ticket for the quilt that she describes as "kind of log cabiney."

"I was really surprised when I won," she said smiling.

Smedley's class shares time with Vicki Montgomery's second grade class. They also raffled off a quilt to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. Myraze Wilkinson from Montgomery's class won that quilt.

"I think it's great that kids this young are learning what their donations can do," said Bertram.

During his visit, Fred was content to be petted and loved on by the students. He left the classroom the same way he entered it--wagging his tail.

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for got this one

"Second grade students in Denise Smedley's class at Bainbridge Elementary School raffled off a quilt to raise funds the Putnam County Humane Shelter recently"

-- Posted by blah-blah-blah on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 8:24 AM

School is misspelled in the very first sentence.

-- Posted by testmet on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 12:29 PM

I agree with teach4ever. How can we expect our students to edit and revise when you can't?

-- Posted by dodgers on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 2:43 PM

Oh a brighter note, what a nice thing to teach 2nd graders and a great lesson for them.

And, shame on whoever tied their dog to the gate and left him for dead. There's a special place in hell for people that would do that... no excuses.

But, true to tradition, none of you could see past the typos to the heart of the story. It must be difficult being perfect and holier than thou. Glad I'm not and didn't even really notice the typos. I was just moved by the story.

-- Posted by MsBehaving on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 3:06 PM

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