September 2017: World Peace Day - We committed Anti-bullying for our 1st grade year! October 2017: Planting Trees in and around our food chain, community - Helping Pollinators November 2017: Thanksgiving Food Donation (We helped 4 school Families - 2 with turkeys and sides and 3 with sides) December and January 2017 & 2018: Letters to Active US Sailors and Care Package, Letters and Stockings to our "Adopted" Platoon, Donation to Mission K 9 Rescue February/March- collections of items for shipping to Terracycle (Points for environmental and animal shelter/sanctuary donations) April/May - we donated 8 trees along NYC's watershed through the Kellogg Family Awards Program. We wanted to be sure that one of the biggest Palm Oil Destroyers actually had to compensate for something! June- we purchased 20 Painted Lady Butterflies to help our Hurting Pollinators. We took good care of them, then released them into a protected area.
We will research recipes for dog treats and purchase materials using club funds. We will then bake the treats and drop them off with a local animal shelter.
My initial goals for the project are to identify the key issues that prevent peaceful resolution to human conflict.
Transformation of the communities
Our PreKindergarten Program has adopted a year-long Kindness Project. We will seek out kindness in everyday life and help spread kindness to all people, animals, plants and our earth. This will include our immediate community at school and hopefully expand to local, national, and global experiences. We wish to spread kindness, compassion, empathy, and a caring spirit through words, verbal and written as well as through action, with hands-on, interactive trips outside of our classroom. We will show
This is an on-going project, but we wanted it to be our Community Service for December and January. The mom of one of my students is a sailor on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier. In addition to our K 9 donation, we are writing letters to Ms. Walcott, her sailor friends and sending a large care package for Christmas. These activities will span during December 2017 and January 2018.
We will build a community and friendships by visiting each other schools and planning fun events together with the children of the special needs Pink Crocodile school and charity.
We will meet at the Clinton Children’s Library and have grief specialists on hand as we create art with children in hospice as a means to work through some of the unbearable pain they are experiencing. We’ll also play and interact with them and their parents as they work through some very emotionally tough issues. The kids will have opportunities to express themselves by creating their own projects that deal with nature, animals, or something they feel passionate about.
We will meet at the Hillary Clinton Library and have grief specialists on hand as we create art with children in hospice as a means to work through some of the unbearable pain they are experiencing. We’ll also play and interact with them and them and their parents work through some very emotionally tough issues. The kids will have opportunities to express themselves bu creating their own projects that deal with nature, animals, or something they feel passionate about.
Each child will create a scrapbook that will feature their responses to all activities with photos, articles, essays, reflections, art work, responses to world-current events & what's going on in their own communities, book reviews and much more. They will invite the public to respond to their blog posts, videos, psa's and hopefully, receive responses to their letter writing campaigns and petitions. They will continually self assess their learning with frequent personal reflections, partner activities and Socratic Seminar style class discussions that will take place throughout the process.