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FWISD Teacher Surprised By Random Act of Helpfulness


The daily morning Zoom class meeting for Fort Worth ISD kindergarten teacher Michelle Glessing did not go as planned. Her class was interrupted by the “Helpful Honda Guys” who delivered her a surprise Random Act of Helpfulness. 

Cesar Chavez Elementary Principal Monica Ordaz wrote to the Helpful North Texas Honda Dealers to ask for some help for Mrs. Glessing, who has gone above and beyond to adapt to the current crisis for her students. Highlights of her work include 

  • Creating a Facebook classroom complete with live sessions, exchanging emails with parents, and showing screen shots of the online curriculum other kids were accessing on laptops.  
  • Making sure each of her kindergarten students received access to the Chromebooks and hotspots.  
  • Teaching kindergarteners to "Zoom" and set up personal Zoom sessions.  
  • Blending science curriculum with kids making “home movies”.
  • Watch this Distance Learning video of turning  her K-class into a weather forecast:  

To help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month the “Helpful Honda Guys” surprised her with supplies she needs the most including: microphone headsets for 17 students to continue distance learning; seat sacks to hold student supplies; and flexible classroom seats for when classes resume at school. 

Watch her students enjoy the celebration here. 

Helpful Honda has been extending Random Acts of Helpfulness to people and organizations during this COVID pandemic. The Guys in Blue have been pumping free gas for healthcare nurses, volunteering at food banks, buying and delivering groceries to seniors in need, delivering food for homebound individuals with disabilities, and helping nonprofits serve meals in the community. Helping teachers, who are also heroes among us, is just one more way to help pay it forward during this difficult time. 

Residents can request their own Random Act of Helpfulness from Helpful Honda at:


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