One great idea sparks another! The yearbook club did a canned food drive and needed places to send the cans. I got connected with a local mission and we've been brainstorming future charity projects for the school ever since. It seems that the biggest needs are cans, holiday candy, and holiday cards. Unfortunately, my class didn't collect the most cans (no pizza party for us), but I'm hoping that my students really get behind me on my candy drive. The prize will be a pinata provided by the mission! The winning class will also take a field trip to tour the mission.
I'm amazed how the yearbook club is setting precedents in our young school. Because of them we will do ongoing charity work with local missions. Oh, and they also inspired me to start a drama club! These kids are eager for ways to spend more time at school!