2nd Grade students were busy for weeks making crafts to sell to raise money for hurricane Sandy victims. They made frames, beaded necklaces and bracelets, glittered ornaments, flower pots, and painted rocks to name a few. The sale was a huge success!! They raised over $800!! A Red Cross respresentative visited our school and the students presented the money to them! Congratulations 2nd graders and Teachers !!!
After the devastating events of the earthquake and tsunami that affected Japan in March, students from 1-213 began asking questions. First they wondered exactly about what a tsunami was and what an earthquake was. Then their wonderings shifted to how they could help the people of Japan. They decided to raise money for the people of Japan. They created posters and went around the school to fundraise. Along with the Penny Harvest team, they raised $500 for the Japanese Red Cross. As their inquiry broadened, they began reading books about life in Japan. Their questions then centered on children in Japan, how they dressed, what they ate, what they did for fun, what kind of animals lived there, etc. As a culminating event to this project of humanity and empathy, students created collages that were put into book form.
Jacob Brandt's parents arranged for a visit to the United Nations, where they both work. Dignitaries from Japan met with Class 1-213 to receive the book of collages and sympathy messages. The students performed "Kuma San" that they had learned in Music Class with Miss Trudy, as well as "On Top of Spaghetti." A film crew was there from a Japanese television station.
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Third Annual Penny Harvest 2012-2013
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The students decided to donate the money to:
1- Red Cross Relief Fund for Japan
2- Little Sisters of the Assumption Food Pantry
Seniors for Seniors
Our Penny Leaders made care packages (toiletries, etc) with our Senior Citizen Center Connection in East Harlem, the Casabe Housing for Seniors. It is the only senior citizen center that the Penny Leaders are associaded with. The Penny Leaders chose to donate to the Ocean Prominade Nursing Home for Seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway!
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The seniors were also invited to see our students dancing in the Nutcracker at our school!