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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Community Project

I just wanted to share what our school district does. We take part in community projects.  We call this "Learn and Serve". Ever heard of it?  For example as 2nd graders, our partner was Red Cross.  Our classes (in our building--we have 4 elementary buildings in the district) made thank you cards for those that donated blood from the blood drive located at our campus.  I'm really not sure what the other buildings do to promote their partner.  That's sad---but we rarely see each other to discuss what's going on.

For our first grade project, we partner up with the food pantry.  This is such a tough project though, as many of our students (in our building) most likely get some of their food through Good Samaritan.  However, ever little bit counts and assists those families in need.  We decided that we would try to boost it and make it a building wide effort.   We are nearing our 100th day of school, so we set up a goal.  We were asking all grade levels (there's 3 classes per grade in our building) to donate 100 cans by our 100th day of school.  As of now, our 100th day is projected to be on February 13th.  Awesome that this is so close to Valentine's Day too.  Can you think of a better way to help spread the love???

Do any of your schools or buildings do things like this?  Would love to hear what you do! :)

By the way, have you seen my Valentine's Activities?  Here's a sneak peek.  

Click the image below for a sample of the hundred box cards.

1 comment:

  1. Yes our school does something like that every year. We call them penny drives where kids bring pennies in to go tomhelp a certain project. But in the end, we get all kinds of change and dollar bills too. It seems like every year there is a major catastrophe in the world that we donate either to the red cross or directly to the cause. There have been hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, and even as far back as the Columbine shootings. Our school is small, with about 150 students, but we can usually get $400.00 each year. This year we are going to donate money to build a home for people in the Phillipines. I like your idea of making cards for those who give blood. I think that is very special.
    Patty in Michigan


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