This month our classroom "theme" has been
I work in a low socioeconomic, Title 1 school.
I have EL students,
a multicultural class,
a homeless student,
THE MOST AMAZING FAMILIES!
My grade level decided to HOST a
Canned Food Drive
to teach our students
We started with a simple
note to go home.
We as a class, decided OUR CLASS goal
would be 100 cans
in 10 school days.
If we met our goal, we would earn a donut party!
(HUGE REWARD FOR FIRSTIES!)
I always try to have the class decide on the goals.
Not MY goal to accomplish...
We decided our NAME would be
YES WE CAN!
( I think I found that on PINTEREST!)
Now it would have been your ordinary
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
MY families GAVE FROM THE HEART!
Some gave 1.
Some gave 10.
One Mom gave me 1 can and said
"she wished she could give more,
but in DECEMBER money is really tight,
and she might need the other cans to
FEED HER FAMILY!"
After I wiped the tears,
I tried to give her the can back.
She wanted her son to learn to GIVE!
After it was over,
75 First Graders collected
to donate to the local
SALVATION ARMY FOOD BANK!
Hubby brought the truck, we loaded them up, and off we went!
I played CHRISTMAS music on the way there.
Makes my heart happy!
Lots of helpers unloaded the truck.
VERY Thankful people.
So...the next time YOU hear the bells..
or see the RED KETTLE..
You might want to
Give from the HEART!
The family who gave one...
Someone brought them a box
with a frozen turkey
and all of the fixings
for a HUGE dinner!
( WINK....WINK )