Second-grader Salvatore P. has been leading his classmates and the Ranney Lower School Community Service Club on a mission to host a button drive in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). When Sal found out that two of his classmates were affected by diabetes, he decided to start a business to make buttons and key chains that could be sold in support of JDRF. With the support of his teacher and classmates, Sal and his fellow second graders spent weeks of their recess time designing button templates and then Sal finished making the buttons at home on his button-making machine. The class made—and sold—more than 600 buttons, as well as magnets and keychains, during their lunch period and donated all their proceeds to JDRF.
Sixth graders pursue world peace
Sixth graders at Milwaukee Montessori School spend seven weeks each year honing their roles as national leaders, diplomats, arms dealers, bankers, United Nations officials, and even a high-level saboteur, all in the quest for global equity, peace, and justice. Milwaukee Montessori’s World Peace Game is the culminating experience for sixth graders, a chance for students […]
Milwaukee Montessori School
First Graders Engineer Apple Containers, Sailboats, and More!
Pop into the first grade classroom and you are likely to encounter small clusters of children huddled around a collection of foam trays, felt, colored straws, Scotch tape, and all manner of handy supplies. There will be much negotiating, demonstrating, and a general flurry of activity. This is what STEM looks like in first grade. […]
Alexandria Country Day School
Hutchison Fourth Graders Honored by U.S. Congress for Community Service Project
Over the past few months, Hutchison fourth-graders started collecting books, a lot of books. In total, the class amassed more than 1,500 gently used books to donate to local elementary students. With the help of Hutchison’s Upper School Rogers Scholars Program and the Memphis Teacher Residency, the philanthropic young ladies delivered those books to Sherwood […]