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Thanks for Giving!
Every year, the Central Park Campus of Rowntree Montessori Schools has a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support a local charity as a way to show their support to our community.
When children are invested in selecting the charity, it can help them to more fully understand the importance of giving. Volunteering in the community is a good way for children to learn about gratitude, to do something positive for the community, and to appreciate what they have. It also helps them to learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, communication, time management, and goal setting. Even our youngest students can start to understand the importance of giving back. Running a food drive is a great way for young children to be involved in a community outreach program. Having the children pick out a few items to donate from the store or pantry is a great way to start!
This year, our grade 2/3 class researched various outreach programs in Brampton to choose a local charity to support. This in-class assignment helped the students to gain a better understanding of the services offered at each organization and the specific needs of the people being helped. After narrowing down their research to four organizations, the students presented their research to the other classes and took a tally of which charity they would like to support.
The grade 2/3 students were able to use their graphing skills to view their findings in a variety of charts.
After choosing to donate the food from our Food Drive to the Knight’s Table, the students then advertised the Food Drive to each class.
The students were eager to help pack up all the food to be delivered to the Knight’s Table.
The grade 2/3 students were excited to have been included in the decision-making process of where their generous food donations would go. This entire process has helped to give them a better understanding of the importance of giving back to the community.
The Central Park Campus would like to thank all of the generous donations from our families!
From all of us at Rowntree Montessori Schools, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!