Children learn by adopting from the Angel Tree

Leslie Scott, the guidance counselor at Church Hill Elementary, has the students come and learn something new each month.
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DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

Leslie Scott, the guidance counselor at Church Hill Elementary, has the students come and learn something new each month. 

For December, she talked to the children about compassion. 

"I wanted to explain to the students about compassion," Scott said. "That it's more than just feeling sorry for someone, That it means taking action to help a hurt of fill a need."

The second grade classes of Breanne Duke and Sharon Salmon at Church Hill Elementary adopted a kitten named Chloe and a puppy named Rachel from the Angel Tree at the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter. 

The students provided beds, food, treats and toys for the shelter pets. 

The adoptive pets paid a visit to Church Hill so the students could see the actual pet that were helped by their compassionate act. 

"The children in Breanne and Sharon's classes saw they could take action," Scott said. "By adopting a kitten and a puppy from the Angel Tree, it gave them a chance to think about what the pet might need and enjoy."

Scott said they would continue with the topic of compassion for the month of January.

"We plan to do a fundraiser for the animal shelter next month," Scott said. "We will talk about animals having feelings and what it must be like when they are not taken care of."

She said she plans to teach them about empathy as well as compassion. 

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