HARPER, Texas - The bonds developed between teachers and their students during the school year is a special thing, but the stay at home order due to COVID-19 has separated them for nearly half the school year, putting a big dent in the bond formed.
Now the teachers at Harper Elementary School want to let the world – or at least their students – know that they know the relationships they’ve built are important and they care.
Each teacher took their own video at home and sent it to a counselor who also works at the school. She put music and edited all of the videos together so each child would know their teachers haven’t forgotten about them.
The video is the brainchild of school counselor Aaron Brooks who started the video after seeing other school districts put together similar ones.
“My own 3rd grader’s reaction was one of pure joy!” says Brooks “He’s asked to watch it over and over.”
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Students have commented on the YouTube video and within their Google Classrooms to their teachers saying it’s brought some of them to tears.
Brooks says it’s very important for students to see their teachers’ faces to feel a connection. “For many kids, that hug or greeting they received from their teacher on a daily basis means the world to them.” So just a video from their teacher is very impactful.
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