Mrs. Caldwell and I have been very lucky to work with Microsoft Partners in Learning. Currently, we are part of the Microsoft Expert Educator program as a result of our success at the 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum. As a part of the program, we are working with our students to implement and share innovative learning activities. Today’s post includes the exciting background to our latest activity, which we are titling Little Hands… Extended
One of my students brought me the letter below and acted as a passionate advocate for helping others. She asked me if she could talk to her peers about her ideas and then worked with them to come up with a way to fundraise to help people in Africa.
Our class had talked about the idea of a garage sale earlier in the year when we were thinking of ways to fundraise to adopt polar bears, so it seemed like a good time to put our idea into action for a good cause! We chose dates that coincide with our Celebration of Learning because families will already be visiting our school on those days. We already new that we wanted to adopt another species from WWF, but since we had a new focus of helping people in Africa, we had to research organizations working in that area. We shared our ideas with Mrs. Caldwell’s class via Skype and they were excited about our ideas too!