The 2nd grade classes at my school are collecting change for the months of December and January.
We've read several books, including Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier, 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, and Armando and the Blue Tarp School by Edith Hope Fine, that are about giving and helping those less fortunate.
Students spent some time looking through the Heifer International catalog in pairs. They discussed what items they thought would be most helpful and why. Then they independently had to decide what they would donate for exactly $200 and why. Most students chose My Story app for their presentation.
We will put these aside until the end of January when students count the money collected and we have to determine what we will really do with the funds.