Sgt. Jordan Enlow, one of the young men Mrs. Timmons’ class has been supporting in the army by way of goodie bags and special cards paid her class a visit today. Sgt. Jordan Enlow was home on a 5 day leave and thought it was important to pay Mrs. Timmons and her class a visit to thank them for their thoughtfulness.
The relationship between the class and Sgt. Enlow began in the fall when Mrs. Timmons was asked by a neighbor and colleague from the middle school if her class would make cards for Sgt. Enlow who had recently been deployed in the army. Since it was around Veteran’s Day, Mrs. Timmons did a Social Studies lesson on it and tied it in with her recent Scholastic News. This year her class was very interested in the topic and excited to make cards and send treats to someone who was helping our country so far away from home. After sending the cards and treats the class received a phone call from Jordan while he was still deployed thanking them for all the wonderful cards and treats and how excited he and all of his friends were to receive them. Mrs. Timmons shares, “It was wonderful to talk with him on speaker phone and my class could not believe that we were talking with someone so far away and how our cards and treats made them all feel so special. This is the true meaning of CARES in our school and how we can help one another.” Today, Mrs. Timmons’ class had the opportunity to meet Jordan and had a wonderful time learning all about their new friend by asking all sorts of questions about the army. Mrs. Timmons’ class now has a wonderful pen pal that they plan on keeping in touch with and sending treats to as they want to thank them for “having our backs” and keeping us safe. Mrs. Timmons shares, “It was a real pleasure to meet such a wonderful young man.”