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A Lesson In Giving - Teacher Gives Her Third Graders Money To Give To Others


A third grade teacher in South Dakota is hoping her students will learn the importance of giving this holiday season.

Karri Weiman gave each of her third grade students an envelope with $5 inside.

She asked them to give the money to someone in need and then write about their experience.

The teacher says she wants her students to realize there's more to the season than getting presents.

So far the students, have donated to the Ronald McDonald House and given it to seniors in a nursing home.

Weiman says, "We get so wrapped up in teaching the standards and the Common Core and worrying if our kids are going to pass the test in April, that sometimes we need stop and take time to really focus on what's important."

Ms. Weiman received this cash from an anonymous donor so she's using it to pay it forward.

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