Magical Service-Learning Projects in Your Classroom
- This is the implementation stage.
- Students take action to volunteer or serve as an advocate for someone or something.
- Learners apply classroom learning to a real life experience.
- Students increase academic and life skills. Involves problem solving and teamwork.
- Students document action through pictures, videos, interviews, and journals.
After research and planning, the first day of our penny drive is finally here. Our class decided to ask everyone at our school to raise money for schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each of us had to think of jobs to do at home and for our neighbors to raise money. We also asked some local businesses to put out containers for us. The first day of the event, we filled a huge pickle jar with pennies. It is the job of the fifth grade classes to collect the money and count it each day. We earned more than $250 already! We are working with a local bank who will count the pennies in a big machine and then give us a check that we can send to Pennies for Peace. We are learning so much about Pakistan and Afghanistan. We watched videos, looked at maps, and read books. Even the kindergarteners are excited because we learned that it only costs a few pennies to buy things like pencils and books. Our plan is to support a school for a whole year with the money we raise. I canít wait to see what we can do in two months.