Student Contributor -katelyn pitzer
In this project, I had my students gather supplies for the Spokanimal animal shelter. The students gathered supplies over the month of February. Then I went and delivered the supplies to spokanimal.
For the project, the students were given a newsletter in their mailboxes that went home to parents about how we can help our community. It explained we would be doing a supplies drive to help the animals at spokanimal. The students brought in supplies over the month of February and would get the privilege of bringing supplies down to the office where the supplies were stored when the class would get team points for being respectful and on task. This was a service to the community because it greatly helped sponanimal stay in business so that all the animals can go to a good home! It was powerful for the students because we know how much they love animals and they were so excited and happy to be able to make a difference in their community and help out the animals in need!
The project went really well! The students gathering supplies over the whole month of February worked great because it gave lots of time for students to get the information to parents/guardians and get the supplies back to the school. If I had more time I would try and plan a field trip to spokanimal for the students to visibly see the worker’s gratitude when delivering the supplies.