Today was the end of our service learning project for the 2013-2014 school year. Our project was called Helping Hands for Hunger. Our students and staff collected food items, coins and grocery bags for The Eagan Pantry. Our goal was to collect at least 100 items per classroom. Each hand represents five items collected by Northview students and staff.
I wanted to make sure my kindergarten students had a part in this project. We started by counting each of the 132 items collected by our class. We organized the items and placed them in to groups of ten. Then we counted them!
Next, we sorted the items we collected into five groups: canned goods, boxed items, household goods, bathroom items and condiments. After that, we packaged the items in to bags and boxes and transported them all down to the gym.
We spent the next part of our day writing about the service learning project and what it means to us.
We shared our stories with our reading buddies.
We had a great all school assembly to celebrate our accomplishment in the school gym.