Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $1,521
Event Type: International
Date: February 1, 2024
Third graders at Marion Street Elementary School in the Lynbrook School District have been learning about different countries by making virtual visits. In their extensive research, students first stop is to Kenya, where they will also be sending fundraised money for students in need.
They have been researching Kenya to create slideshow presentations about the culture, traditions and geography of the country. On postcards, students will detail what their trip to Kenya entailed after a virtual field trip. Classes read “Neema’s Reason to Smile” by Patricia Newman and discussed the protagonist’s dreams and reflected on dreams of their own. Then they created their own bracelets with recycled paper beads from Kenya.
In addition to their studies, third graders have successfully raised money for students in need in Kenya. Marion Street third graders have helped to make a positive impact with the partnership of Donna Rosenblum, who has followed the children and their journey at the Jambo Jipya Children’s home for the past several years. Most recently, they have successfully opened the Reason2Smile library.
- Third graders at Marion Street Elementary School are sending aid to student in need in Kenya after recently studying the country.
- Students created their own bracelets with recycled paper beads from Kenya.
- Students had a great time taking working toward an altruistic goal.
Photos courtesy of Lynbrook Public Schools