Service Learning Classroom Project

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  1. LiterallyLisa

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    Any ideas on a service learning project that I could do within my 6th grade classroom (4 sections.)

    -Something that could be carried out majorly in the classroom

    -Something that would tie in to Language Arts in some ways


    I know it is limiting, but I don't know what I can fully do right now, I can possibly expand on it later if things change.
     
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    Do you mean something local or not? What about collecting old prescription eyeglasses for an organization that recycles them? I think it is the Lion's Club. The LA part would be the written communication, procedures, letters home, publicity, etc.
     
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    Check into Genius Hour projects. I'm going to use 20% time with my seniors this year.
     
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    How about writing letters to armed forces members? Or making cards for a nursing home / elder care?
     
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    looking in to this!


    Thanks for the suggestions, many are easy enough to do-but would still make a difference to someone. We have a problem with animal overpopulation (who doesn't), so I am trying to think of something we could do to help out, raise awareness-we have some super awesome rescue groups in the area and clinics that are desperately trying to help.
     
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    I'm trying for the first time:
    - Researching service organizations (e.g. Animal Shelter, Food Pantry)
    - Writing a proposal
    - Presenting proposal to whole class
    - "Winning" proposal = whole class volunteering at that agency
     

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