This year's Intermediate Leadership group were adamant they wanted to raise money to support other children in some way- locally if possible. To that end, they sponsored a number of fundraising events, including selling chocolate bars, and decided to spend some of those funds on the Kindergarten children at BEST. More specifically, they wanted to give each K child a book to help them develop a love of reading. And so Team Awesome each chose a book to take home after a Leadership student read them to us. Then we all participated in an ABC version of Snakes & Ladders. I think it would be safe to say everyone enjoyed themselves. We were so grateful and excited to take our books home! Thank you to the Leadership group for working so hard to set such a great example for the younger children.
Mrs. Farber and myself are planning an AWESOME (!) Fresh Air Friday for sometime this spring when the river is too high to go down and explore (usually mid-May). It will take place outside at the school and will involve gadgets and contraptions. But we need your help collecting a few things. We would like a few defunct small appliances (or big ones if you are willing to transport to and from the school) that the children can dismantle. Toasters, blenders, mixers, alarm clocks, stereos, etc. We have some tools the children can use as well to help them in their deconstruction of these items. Thanks in advance for your help.
I found this quick-read article on why it is important to expose our children to dirt interesting. It suggests that living in an environment that is less clean is actually better for kids (but we all knew that).
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