Just recently the first graders participated in their first service project of the year. In the course of studying St. Francis, they decided they would like to clean-up trash around the school. Ms. Gaspers asked her students what they thought it would feel like to go out and pick up trash. The responses were: good, happy, and excited. She took teams of 3 outside and they looked everywhere for trash, filling 7 bags full. When they returned to the classroom she asked them to describe how they felt, after the project. Their responses were so sweet. They said:" great, grown-up, responsible, happy, proud, wonderful, I feel like I filled the Earth's bucket." And then someone asked if the Earth's bucket is really big?
School News 2012-2013