We have been talking about the importance of recognizing opportunities to reach out and help or serve others when we can. We call this service learning. We want to be the helping hands that bring joy to others. When we hear of an opportunity, we are training our hearts to respond.
We have heard that there are many people all over the world that are hungry and need food especially in these winter months. So, over the next 2 weeks we will be using the site called Freerice to help feed the hungry in the world.
Freerice is a wonderful way for us to learn all sorts of things, and at the same time help provide food to hungry people in our world. There are so many different subjects. Math, vocabulary, geography, art history, languages, chemistry, and flags of the world are just a few.
With each new fact we learn, we donate 10 grains of rice to the UN World Food Programme. This organization passes on the rice to countries in the world that need it. This week we will be working hard, learning tons of new and interesting information, having incredible fun, and helping the hungry throughout the world!
Keep track of the number of grains of rice you donate throughout the week, and we will see how much rice we donate as a class by next Friday. Challenge your parents and your entire family to join you as you use your helping hands to feed the hungry.