Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Candy, Candy and Operation Gratitude

Have you heard of Operation Gratitude?  I am beyond thrilled that I found this wonderful opportunity for my 2nd graders to take part in.  This organization takes your child's excess candy and provides care packages to our military personnel. 

I think I'm in LOVE with the idea of kid's giving up something that they love for someone else.  It's a lesson that goes beyond the curriculum and the school day.  

You can find out more about Operation Gratitude and how you can get involved by clicking {here}.  I am also very thankful for Just Reed blog because she has created a letter to send home and templates for letter writing.  Stop by her blog and print them out if you would like to do this with your class.  I had to rewrite the letter without asking for money from students for postage.  You are welcome to use it if you'd like.

I sent letters and gallon ziplock baggies home today and EVERYBODY was ready to give up ALL their candy.  I will let you know what the candy status is on Friday.  

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