Little Dresses for Africa

As part of their world culture curriculum our second grade class learned about the country and culture of Ethiopia. Their service learning project this year blossomed out of that initial investigation and led them to discover the “Little Dresses for Africa” project.  The project outlines directions for the creation of dresses by tie-dying pillowcases, sewing straps, and finally shipment to Africa.  In cooperation with some very skilled parent volunteers our second grade class produced twenty dresses! This is true service learning in action!

 

Second Grade

Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive

First graders present to the school about Martin Luther King Jr.

First graders present to the school about Martin Luther King Jr.

Our “Can a Day” collection of food items in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a great success!  Thanks to all of you, we collected 755 food items!  We announced every day which classes brought in the most items.  Our fourth graders brought in the most total items (120) during this collection and our first graders brought in the second most number of items (105).  Overall every class did great! What a wonderful outpouring of support for the Sheboygan community!

Service Learning and The Virtues Project in Action on MLK Day!

Watch our 1st graders celebrate MLK Day!

Martin Luther King Can-A-Day Food Drive

Every student is asked to bring a canned good to school each day this week for the Martin Luther King Can-A-Day Food Drive!  These canned goods will be donated to the Sheboygan County Food Bank and utilized in the MLK Day Canfiguration event held by the Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County.  Check out this link to learn more:  http://volunteersheboygan.com/mlk-day-of-service/

Service Learning in Action!

Students with food pantry labels.

Students create a labeling system to assist food pantry workers at Salvation Army as part of a Service Learning project.

The eighth-grade students from Sheboygan Leadership Academy toured the Salvation Army several weeks ago. From that tour, a food labeling process was identified as a need for the Salvation Army. Students created a color-coded, magnetic labeling system to aid the food pantry workers in quickly identifying the location of a wide variety of food. The students are presenting their labeling system this Friday at the Salvation Army.