Service projects.....help!!

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  1. teachgirl19

    teachgirl19 Rookie

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    I have to do some type of service project with my 4th grade class. The principal doesn't want us to collect things or donate money since that always seems to be the way people have done things.

    I'm not really sure what to do! I need some ideas so I can start talking to the class moms about it!

    Thanks a bunch....hope everyone is having a great year so far!!
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Plant a community garden

    Clean up the playground at a local park

    Visit a retirement home / nursing home and help serve a meal
     
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    My students have particpated in HonorFlight for the past three years. My students write letters to vets that they receive in route to the WWII memorial in a "mail call" type of setting. We have a HonorFlight rep come and speak to our class before the trip, and then my classess write the letters. I send them off and the letters are distributed during the flight. The rep then comes back with a short presentation and to share the experience with my classes. I have had many students get letters back from these WWII vets.

    here's the link

    http://www.honorflight.org/about/index.cfm
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I know you don't want to collect things, but so many people in NJ are still suffering so much after Hurricane Lee and Irene. I, personally, would make an exception this time around and collect for people in my own back yard.

    Could they start a book drive, to replace some of the classroom libraries lost to flooding? Or a school supply drive for the kids?

    Or perhaps a shoe/ mitten/ coat drive for all those peole who have lost so much.
     
  6. amakaye

    amakaye Enthusiast

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    If you visit a nursing/retirement home, you could have your kids make seasonal decorations/cards to give the residents. They could also sing a song or two.

    One of our classes writes pen-pal letters to shut-ins in the community.
     
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    If leaving school is difficult, you can contact the Meals on Wheels program. My church kids used to decorate bags or add a craft into the meals on occasion.
     
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    Paint a mural in the school or in a local nursing home/hospital

    Work with a younger class to help the kids with reading or math skills

    Clean up the school playground
     

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