BLUEBERRY AMBASSADOR MOMENTS
Kearsley Fiedler Elementary, coordinator Kelli Verran
One day, I went on a walk then I found a 20-dollar bill! I picked it up and thought, “What should I do with it?” I kept on walking when I thought of what to do with it. When I got home, I gave it to my mom and I said, “Mom can we go driving out and find someone in need to give the money to?” She said, “Sure.” We went out right away. As we were driving, I saw someone and said, “Mom look I see someone that looks like they could use the money.” We went to give the money to him and when he saw the money he was so excited!
On my sister Zaeda’s birthday, my mom only had a certain amount of time to get everything ready. She looked like she needed some help. Instead of wasting time and asking what I could do, I just came in and started helping. Because I pitched in and started helping, we got everything done and we even had a little bit of extra time!
Once my mom, my sister, and I were about to head out to a birthday party. We were almost late because we couldn’t find the car keys. My sister and I were waiting for my mom in the car because we didn’t know she was looking for her keys. When we realized what was happening, we pitched in and helped. About two minutes later, we found the keys and we weren’t late thanks to us pitching in.
My first Blueberry Moment was in December. My dad was getting ready to go to the hardware store and my mom was taking a nap. My dad asked me to watch my 8 year old brother Ryan. I said, “Ok, I’ll watch him.” After my dad left, I asked Ryan if he wanted lunch. He said he was hungry. I asked him what he wanted and he answered, “I’ll have a grilled cheese, chips and milk.” By the time my dad returned home, we were done eating and I was doing the dishes. He was so proud of me.
My second Blueberry Moment was in January. My dad was in the basement and my mom was taking a nap because she works third shift. My dad told my brother to clean his room. He went upstairs, I followed him and asked if could help. He said, “sure.” Not only did we clean his room, we rearranged it too. We called our dad upstairs to look at it. He was so proud of us, but mostly me because I helped my brother clean his room even though I wasn’t asked.
My third Blueberry Moment was in January. Our Christmas tree was still up and the ornament box was out and open. It was about 11:00 pm, my sister and I were downstairs watching our shows while on our phones. My parents were sleeping. I had the idea to take the ornaments off the tree and put them away to surprise our mom and dad. Once I got up and moving, I started with the bottom of the tree and worked my way up removing the ornaments. After all the decoration were off, I double checked to make sure I didn’t miss any and then began cleaning up the house. After the house was clean, I was tired and went upstairs to go to bed. In the morning, after we were all up, my parents saw what I had done and they were very proud of me. Although I found out I was allergic to pine needles the hard way, I was still glad I did a good deed and made my parents proud.
My first Blueberry Moment was in school at recess, when a girl named Angela, was walking around with Mr. Gonzalez. I went over and asked if she wanted to play on the swing set with me. She said yes. I felt glad that I just made a new friend and glad I made someone happy too! Then I gave her my Blueberry Card and said pass it on. She said she would and we became friends!
My next Blueberry Moment was at school when this girl named Kenzie was sitting at lunch alone at the lunch table. My friend Angel and I went over to her and sat by her. I gave her a Blueberry Card. I felt exited to make another new friend and make another person feel happy. Then, I told her to pass on the Blueberry Card when she did something nice. Then we became friends!
The last Blueberry Moment was at school when I was sitting next to a girl named Ambrielle in the class room. We had been assigned to sit by each other. One day I helped her in social studies. Then I gave her my last Blueberry Card. I felt good that I could help someone finish their work in time. I asked her to pass on the Blueberry Card when she did something nice to someone else.
My first Blueberry Moment was November 19, around 12 in the afternoon at Walmart. I helped my mom with the grocery shopping, we had a lot. She dropped some, I was glad to spring right into action. I picked up what was on the ground and put them back in the car. When the car was loaded, I put the shopping cart back where we got it. My mom felt happy and grateful and so did I.
My second Blueberry Moment was November 21. I am still working on this project. I am raising money and supplies for animal shelters. I feel so happy to do this for animals and I think the animals will be happy with new supplies and new homes.
My first Blueberry Moment was when a boy in my class needed help hanging stocking stuffers so I walked up and said ”let me help.” He was shocked because no one else would help him and not only did it probably make his day but it made mine because I made somebody else happy.
My second Blueberry Moment was when my friend needed help because she was doing something for the teacher. It was the end of the day and she couldn’t pack up her stuff to go home and do what the teacher asked her to do at the same time. I just said, ”let me get that,” so she could pack up her stuff to go home. I could tell by her face that she was so relieved.
My final Blueberry Moment was when I shoveled my neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk. When they walked out of their house, they had a shovel in their hand, but the snow was already shoveled. I was in my house peeking out the front window when I saw him looking around for whoever shovel their sidewalk and driveway. And to this day, I still have not told them.
When my grandma got out of surgery, I help her around the house. I did the dishes, helped my grandpa make food and do the laundry for my grandma.
I surprised my mom by shoveling the whole driveway and sidewalk clear. She was sick in bed with the flu. When she got up, I made her chicken noodle soup because it was really cold out and she wasn’t feeling well.
My mom works third shift every night. Before she leaves for work, I go outside and start her car when it is really cold. I turn the heat on full blast so when she gets in the car she has a nice warm drive to work.
One Blueberry Moment was when I helped my old friend move his stuff to his car. He was moving and I was sad because I would miss him. It gave us a little more time together.
My second Blueberry Moment was when I helped Blake Wise because he was picking up trash.
My last Blueberry Moment was when I helped my neighbor shovel the snow. She has a small dog and now she can play outside.
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My first Blueberry Moment was when I helped a girl in my class fill her stocking during our Christmas party in the classroom. She could not reach the top row of stockings, so I helped her reach them. This made me feel good because I knew that she appreciated my help and I felt happy that I was able to help her.
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I helped my mom clean the house and cook dinner for my family. I thought that she needed a helping hand. We finished cooking dinner together. This made me feel proud that I helped my mom cook dinner for the rest of my family. I was happy to help my mom with a big responsibility.
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During recess one day, I saw someone who looked like they could use someone to play with. I walked over and asked her if she needed a friend and she said, “yes.” We went and played four squares until it was time to line up. This made me happy because I was able to give someone a friend to play with during recess so she was not lonely.
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My first Blueberry Moment was on the 23 of December. I wanted to do something nice for my neighbors Dave & Linda. It was a cold day out and I didn’t want them to have to go outside in the cold weather. After the mail came, I went outside, walked down to their mailbox, grabbed their mail out and I walked up to their front door. I said to Linda, “I got your mail for you.” She surprised my brother and I by giving us a pumpkin roll and it was awesome. Then, they gave us each a $10 gift card to Dairy Queen and gave us each a lot of candy. I gave her a Blueberry Card and explained the Blueberry program. She already knew what I was talking about. It made my day a whole lot better and made me feel good. She also smiled and gave me a hug. They are always doing nice things for us and we are always doing nice things for them like cooking them dinner, baking them cookies, making them chocolates, raking leaves for them, and a lot more. They are almost like our grandparents and that they are a part of our family. I love doing random acts of kindness like this.
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My second Blueberry Moment was when new neighbors had moved in next door. It was in the fall and there was a ton of leaves in their yard. You couldn’t even see their grass! I went over there, knocked on the door and I asked, “Is it ok if I rake your leaves for you?” He said, “Sure, how much money do you want for it?” I said, “I don’t want any money.” I ran back home to get a rake and went back over and I started working on it. Later that day, other neighbors noticed me doing something nice for him and asked him if he wanted more help. They worked together and cleaned the fence up. That day I worked for four hours or more. Even though it was hard, I felt really good. When it started to get dark, he said that I could go home and that he would finish it. The next day I got up early the next morning and worked some more. When I had all the leaves in piles my dad offered to come over with the tractor and trailer, I raked all the leaves up into the trailer and we dumped them in the back of our woods. When we finished, the neighbor offered me money again and I said no. Even though it was a lot of hard work and time, I felt so good and it made me do more nice things for people.
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My last and final Blueberry Moment was when, my brother and I went outside to ride the snowmobile while my dad was at work and my mom was inside cleaning. The snowmobile was all out of gas – completely. I went inside and told my mom and she said that she would go to the gas station after she shoveled the driveway. Without telling her my brother Braylon and I each grabbed a shovel and started shoveling. We worked together and by the time she got outside we had almost it all done. My mom was so proud of us, that not only did she get us gas for the snowmobile she also got us a chocolate shake from McDonald’s. We were both really happy. After that, we got home and we had a fun time riding the snowmobile for a while.
For my first Blueberry Moment, I help my old neighbor shovel snow off the sidewalk and his driveway. I did that because he is an old person so I did not want him to fall or slip. He was so happy he tried to give me some money and I said no because I was just doing it to be kind.
The next Blueberry Moment I did was for my Granny. It was an icy day and I helped her walk across the streets, to her car, or anywhere she wanted leave. I did it to be nice so she would not get hurt. She said I was so sweet and helpful.
For the last act of kindness, I helped my Grandma around the house. I did that because she works a lot. I was being kind so she can get some sleep since she works all night. When she woke up she was very thankful, surprised and grateful.
My first Blueberry Moment is at archery which I have every Saturday. There is a little boy named Everett. He got mad after his shot because he thought it was bad. My friend Evan and I helped cheer him up. So, on his next shot he did much better.
My second Blueberry Moment was helping my papa cut wood for my great grandma. Her house is heated with a wood stove so she needs lots of wood. My papa and I go to the woods and chop it all up then go deliver it to her house.
My last Blueberry Moment is on super bowl Sunday. My whole family would be at my nana’s to watch. So, I helped my nana set up for the big party. We went to get food and decorations. Then set up. We had an ice cream bar, lots of chips, fruit and drinks. Then hoped the eagles would win.
My first act of kindness was recently. I’m a Boy Scout and I helped with breakfast at Bethel. They use the money to help pay the building rent. I was cleaning off tables by gathering dirty ceramic plates, empty cups, dirty silverware. I also waited tables by delivering pancakes to families for a yummy warm breakfast at Bethel. The Boy Scouts help out because Bethel lets us hold our meetings there.
My second act of kindness was when I went to McDonalds to get a Sugar Free Iced Coffee for my Grandma. She has medical issues in her stomach and these taste good to her. Also, my Grandpa wouldn’t have to pay for it.
My final act of kindness was playing with Sammy! I noticed Sammy alone at recess. After a couple days of seeing this, I went up to her asking if she’d like to play. I even see her sometimes before school. She really is a nice kid but doesn’t seem to have many friends. She is pretty funny and we laugh a lot when we’re together.
First, a couple of my friends and I went to the Flint Farmers Market. We rang the red bell for the Salvation Army. It helped raise money for people. It made me feel good!
Second, after the PBIS celebration I stayed back and picked all the trash that was left behind. I also swept. It made me feel good!
Lastly, when we went out to eat, I held the door open for several people. They all appreciated it. It made me feel good!
I went to my neighbors, Krishna and Shailash’s house. I helped them do all their work. I did all the laundry, did the dishes, then shoveled the snow.
I helped one of our customers named Mike unload his car. I helped him get comfortable at the room he was staying in and I gave him anything he needed so that he would feel at home.
At Kroger, I saw an old man alone who didn’t have anyone to help him load his car with his groceries. I told my sister that I was going over to help that poor old man. When we had all the groceries in his car, I offered to put the cart back in the safe spot.
On Tuesday November 29, I had two coats that were too small for me. So, me and my mom thought what if we give them to Volunteers of America. My mom thought that’s two more kids that get to be warm this winter. I put my Blueberry Card in the pocket so when the boy gets it when he puts his hands in his pocket he will feel it, and hopefully do a random act of kindness also!
On Sunday November 19, I went with my dad to my grandma and papa’s house. There was a tree that fell down in the middle of his giant yard. My papa has a bad back and my grandma recently had a knee replacement. My dad and I thought it would be a good idea if we cut the tree apart a drag it over the fire pit for firewood.
On Monday November 20, the mail trucks were whizzing by. The mail on our street comes between 3:30-4:00 pm, around the time I get out of school. I have a neighbor who recently had back surgery so it is hard for him to move. Today, I decided to get his mail and take it up to his house. I explained to him about the Blueberry Cards and he was very happy.
My first Blueberry Moment was when I went to my mom’s work and put together puzzles with elders all day. This made feel good inside because I know that I made the people feel happy!
My second Blueberry Moment was during recess I saw someone that could use a friend to hang out with so I went up to her and asked her if she wanted to hang out, she said yes. We hung out until the bell rang, this made me feel good inside because I was being a good friend.
My third Blueberry Moment was when I was at the mall with my family and I gave money to the person ringing the red bell. I was giving back to the community.
One of my Blueberry Moments was when someone broke my friend’s snowman. They worked hard on it. My classmate, Mason, helped me build back the snowman. They also added a horn and made it a unicorn.
My second Blueberry Moment was when Loren lost her bead to the craft we were making. My friend Lilly helped searched for the bead.
My last Blueberry Moment is when some kids were throwing glass at the park. One piece hit my friend Eav, she was hurt. I called 911 and she was sent to the hospital. The teens were arrested.
I helped my grandma clean the house. She was grateful that I volunteered to help and I felt good in side!
I gave my money to my friends so they could get popcorn. I knew what it was like I was a real friend. It helped me focus in class.
I helped the animal shelter walk dogs and give them baths. The dogs were very happy and I was happy to do it.
During my Christmas party, I decorated some Christmas cookies. I gave them to the lunch ladies. I wanted to give them cookies because they always cook everyone’s lunch. I felt happy because they laughed and gave me a hug.
I was sitting in the gym and saw Mr. Gonzalez unloading waters. Then I helped him lift the waters. I grabbed the chips for him. I felt happy because I was able to help.
There is a new student in my classroom. As we were heading outside, I asked if he wanted to play basketball with me. I included him into the game. I try everyday to do kind things for other people.