In December Room 205 decided to do a program where we would adopt a family. Ms. Kaiser’s class did this as a public stewardship project, because Public Stewardship is one of the John Hay Big 5 ideas. Room 205 gave gifts to the family for the holiday season.
205 Families contributed gifts, money, or gift cards. Some examples of what the class donated were: a toaster oven, clothing, grocery gift cards and toys. We were even able to pull money together to get the family the digital camera they wished for!
We had to work together make sure that we didn’t all get the same things. The way we organized what we already had bought was by keeping a list of who brought what, and who the gift was for. We updated the list every day or two and kept track of what we still needed.
The class decided to do this project because we wanted to make sure that the less fortunate people have a good holiday as well. We wanted to make sure that they could still have a good holiday, even if they couldn’t afford it.
At the end of the event we had a wrapping party and as a class we wrapped each gift. Parents and students also donated wrapping paper, bows, and ribbon to use at the wrapping party. Later, Ms. Kaiser delivered the gifts to the family. It was a meaningful project and we hope the family loved everything!
-by students in Room 205