A few weeks ago I headed to my friend's classroom to spend some time with her grade two class. She works in a very high needs school; so many of her students have difficult lives, which often shows up as behaviour problems. She has been bringing her cat, Grace, a couple times a week and having an animal in their midst has softened many of them and opened their hearts in a way that only an animal can.
Since I work with six graders, it was fun to spend time with littler children. I am photographing the class with the cat and in the end we will create a video. The video will marry their words with my pictures. It is such a fun project. We created a similar video a couple of years ago when I brought our cat Teddy to school.
I love that Grace is bringing grace to these sweet little souls. Animal are a gift to the world.