Kids vote for technology to provide a voice

April 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Thursday was our first class of the Spring 2010 session and we loved meeting our new Super Hero recruits!  Once we discussed the three big super powers we all have to help others and the world around us –our Time,  our Talent and our Treasure —  the kids moved onto the project of the day: creating their own Spend-Save-Give treasure chests (aka banks).  Lots of creative muscle went into decorating our recycled shoe boxes. 

As we wrapped up our decorating, we learned about some surprise treasure: my friend at donorschoose.org gave us $100 to spend on a classroom need listed on their Web site.  Our Heroes discussed two specific requests in detail: Junie B. books for a first-grade class and an iPod Touch with Speak2Me software for high-schoolers unable to talk.  The appeal of technology and the desire to help kids with special needs won out and the kids voted to support “a handheld voice.” When we noted the project still needs $180 to be completed, one of our Heroes suggested we “email friends to see if they can help.”  What a smart idea! We sent out the word to parents and of course, if you want to help close the remaining $180 gap, please go here. Donorschoose.org has great system for matching classrooms in need with individual donors, and you’ll receive thanks directly from the teachers and kids you help.

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New Super Heroes ready to do some good Heroes’ choice project now funded!

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