#ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags and design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their homemade totes and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis.
“Today, more than 1 million students are trapped in an education system that wasn’t built for them. That system wasn’t designed to accommodate their disabilities—the kinds of intellectual, cognitive, communicative, and physical conditions ... Many of the public schools they attend rest on the...
Students learn about food choices as needs or wants. They read a book and brainstorm why people cannot have everything they want and describe how people respond to needs (choice). Students create healthy food choice plates to advocate for healthy eating; students may choose to host a healthy food drive.
To print this calendar you must have a Learning to Give account.
- Print and display this calendar in your classroom and challenge your students to complete each Kindness Mini-Challenge! ...
Students learn how the Constitution relates to rules and community roles. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to improving their community for the good of all.
This resource guide highlights activities you can do with your students to help them enhance their communication and listening skills.
- This Activity Builds Communication Skills. ...
These activities and games educate, equip, and empower students to build community, trust, and open communication in the classroom, as well as in the greater community.
- This Activity Teaches Problem Solving as a Group. ...
Thank you for sharing your time and talent to build literacy in the community. Your time spent reading with a child has many benefits.
- Provides one-on-one support in a caring environment that promotes learning.
- Encourages more time on
Types of Service Projects
After learning about a community need, students look for action they can take beyond the fundraiser or canned food drive. It is helpful to know that service takes four basic forms:
Direct, Indirect, Advocacy and Research...
You can build community through classroom meetings. Meetings should last about 10-15 minutes. After greeting each student at the door, invite them to a communal