This year our first grader's decided to do something that seems very simple to adults, but to a 6 year old, can be very difficult. This past winter, we challenged our first grade students to give up their ice cream and donate their $0.75 each Friday to help bring fresh water to an Island in Ethiopia. Our classroom is blessed to have two students who were adopted from Ethiopia last summer and now live in our school district. Learning about the island on which they were born, was eye opening to our students, families, and staff. We decided that this would be a great way for our students to learn the true meaning of giving.
Check out this website: www.garrettsheart.webs.com. It is never to late to donate and help out this cause!