Room 304 Update
May 7, 2016
Grade4Cares Service Project
Also early next week, you can expect a flyer coming home with specific dates for the can-and-bottle drive, and detailing what types of cans and bottles can be accepted. Thank you to our room parents, for getting the PTA on board to handle the finances of the fundraiser!
Narrowing our Focus
Students brainstormed several problems that they were interested in learning more about, and supporting. After 2 rounds of voting, we narrowed it down; we are now researching the work of the Jimmy Fund (cancer), Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, MA Coalition for the Homeless, and the MSPCA-Angell Animal Hospital.
Research and Writing
Students are applying their research, analysis, synthesis, and writing skills to write op-eds in favor of specific charities, news articles about the issues, and informational pieces about the grade4cares project.
This is a big project to take on, and I'll admit it--It's a little overwhelming; I've never done anything like this before! But seeing students so invested, so engaged in authentic application of interdisciplinary skills, and committed to making a difference in the world--absolutely worth it. I'm so proud of our kids!