Monday, October 24, 2011

The Journey of a Shoebox

This year Room 102 can look forward to getting involved in service learning projects.
The best kind of service learning puts an equal emphasis on service and learning. Projects challenge students to interact with the world outside the classroom, and then do something that will achieve real results.
Benefits can be far reaching. Real-world projects give students practical experience in collaborating, communicating, and making critical decisions. What's more, projects allow students to see that they can make a difference. Such experiences stick with kids long after they leave school.
Our first project is to pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is the largest children's Christmas project in the world. They have been sending gift-filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children around the world since 1990, helping over 80 million children across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.X
We packed two shoeboxes - one for a girl and one for a boy. This year we will follow our shoebox as it journeys outside the United States to another country and into the hands of a child. It's quite a trip!

The journey for these two shoeboxes began in Room 102.
Thanks, students, for your donations.

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