Making a Difference at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

As a full-time education consultant, Allison Zmuda works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible and worthy of the attempt. Over the past fifteen years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment, and instructional ideas, shown illustrative examples, and offered practical strategies of how to get started.

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By Zoe Zmuda

I am donating bracelets to make kids happy at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Because if I have an emergency I would go to that hospital and my brother went there because he found out he had diabetes. Last time I made 40 bracelets but only regular in a straight line. This time I am making bows, ladder bracelets, and triple-single bracelets. The complicated bracelets are easier because of practice and I want to make them because they are much cooler than the regular ones.

How do you make a difference in the lives of other kids?

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4 thoughts on “Making a Difference at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters”

  1. Every other Saturday my family and I go to the homeless shelter and help serve food. Going to the homeless shelter is a very emotional experience because there are people of all kinds. There are old people, young people, tall people, short people and many others there. I love it when I get to see how my families and other volunteers contributions can put a smile on the peoples face are there. It makes me feel good to know that I am helping prevent them being worried because they don’t have to worry about getting food in their or their children’s mouth for that meal.

  2. This is a great blog! How much do your bracelets cost? I think people would buy them, if you post a price online. I am a principal at an elementary school. This is how I make a difference. I am glad to see your first blog. I was getting tired of reading Michael Fisher’s blogs about his grandma’s cookies and transforming schools. I hope to see more of your writing on this site!

  3. Hey Zoe! I think what you’re doing is really thoughtful and super creative… You are bringing color to other kids lives and that’s really cool. As for me, I like to teach kids how to swim. I coach a team called “Mini Dolphins” (toddlers) every summer and I like to think that not only does it make a difference in their lives, but it makes a difference in my life too. I love to see them grow as young swimmers and see how far they can get in just one summer. Their hard work actually inspires me! But all in all, I think I make a difference in their lives because I give them the courage and confidence in themselves to do what they did not think they could ever do.

  4. Response from Lily, 7 years old…

    Me and my friends Maddie and Morgan have a club called Kind Hearted Kids. We make crafts to share with people. Last Valentine’s Day we made Valentine’s at the library and then took them over to a Nursing Home and shared them with the residents. We also gave a lot of hugs and had hot chocolate. I also help take care of my little sister and I try to be a good friend to my friends Debbie, Andrew, Reagan and Sydney. I like doing nice things for other people.

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