On Thursday and Friday, 11/10-11/11, the students at Cedar View donated their leftover Halloween candy for Sweets for Soldiers – to fill a requested need from our local Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
In just those two days, we completely filled a maintenance-sized trash can of candy – showing kindness + service to others! VERY cool. The candy was sorted, bagged, and weighed by my class last week – and our grand total was 96 pounds of candy! On Wednesday (11/16), a few students and families were then able to join in the final task of this community service project by driving with me to Grand Rapids and hand-delivering the candy and over 100 Veterans Day Thank You cards to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Shaking hands with individuals who live there was very powerful! It was a privilege to read the monuments and artwork, as well. Every student should be proud of their work in serving their community and honoring those who have served!
Mrs. Debri’s and Mrs’ Bellamy’s classes created some Veterans Day project pictures. They decorated hearts with tissue paper and glue – great fine motor activity! The papers read, “Thank you for your service! From a Kindergarten student at Cedar Trails Elementary.” They were delivered to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on November 11, 2016, Veteran’s Day.
Red Hawk Elementary’s Mrs. Biondo’s Social Studies students were singing along to “I’m Proud to be an American” while writing. Mrs. Biondo is very proud of her class, as they all wanted to write more than one letter to Veterans!