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Cooperative Grade Level Classroom Activity

Adopt-A-Cause and Buddy Programs

Building Fellowship Between Grade Levels and With the Community

 

Each year classrooms choose a worthwhile cause for the Adopt-A-Cause Program. Projects are developmentally appropriate for each grade level.

This year we are introducing a school wide Buddy Program. Grade levels are working together to implement one activity per semester. Adopt-A-Cause projects and Buddy projects are being integrated.

Following are the activities that have been chosen this year by grade level for both projects: 

Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds and Grade 5

  • Fall Activity
    • Students listened to a picture book about Owls and then completed an art activity.
    • Students in Grade 5 created welcoming cards for their buddies in Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds classrooms.
    • Students in Grade 5 will be attending the Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds’ Halloween Parade and participating in an art activity.
  •   Winter Activity
    • Students in Grade 5 will read picture books to Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds during snack time.
    • Students in Grade 5 will complete a Thankful Booklet with their buddies in Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds classrooms. 
  • Spring Activity
    • Students in Grade 5 will read picture books to Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds during snack time.
    • Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4 year olds and Grade 5 will participate in the St. JudeTrike-a-Thon.

 

Kindergarten and Grade 4

  • Fall Activity
    • Giving Thanks - Students will make turkeys with feathers with the theme what the children are thankful for. 
  • Winter Activity
    • Troop Support – Students will collect items and write letters to soldiers overseas. 
  • Spring Activity
    • Life Cycle of Sunflower and Bean Plants - Students will plant sunflowers and make a sunflower life cycle bracelet to review cycle.

 Grades 1 and 8

  • Fall Activity
    • Students will decorate placemats and donate them to Meals on Wheels. 

  • Winter Activity
    • Students will collect mittens for Lazarus House and make cards for soldiers in Afghanistan. 

 

  • Spring Activity
    • Students will plant seeds and care for them until it is time to plant them in our school Butterfly Garden.

Grades 3 and 6

  • Fall Activity
    • Students will work together to investigate the differences between living and non-living things. 
  • Winter Activity
    • Grade six will share their favorite story with the third grade. Together they will design and create a cover for the book. 
  • Spring Activity
    • Students will work together on mini plays based on fables.
    • Students will bring items necessary to restock the local food pantry.

 

Grades 2 and 7

  • Fall Activity
    • Students will write letters to Santa Clause on behalf of ill children; all monies raised will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
  • Winter Activity
    • Students will make St. Patrick’s Day placemats and donate them to the local senior center. 
  • Spring Activity
    • Students will work cooperatively on authoring and illustrating books for our preschoolers.

 

  •  Specialists – Students in grades 4 - 8 will use their techniques and skills studied in their Art, Music, Spanish and Technology classes to bring joy to our seniors.
    • Technology and Art - grades 4 and 5 will create Happy Spring cards to send to seniors at a local nursing home.
    • Spanish and Music - grades 6- 7 students will make a video presentation of spring songs in both English and Spanish using IPad technology which will be sent to the nursing home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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