Here's how we're taking action in our community:
I have asked my second grade classmates in Ms. Fitzpatrick class, along with all other 2nd graders Mrs. Lu and Mrs. Rodriguezs class at Loma Vista Elementary School send Holiday Wishes to local seniors in Tustin. We are writing letters, drawing pictures, and sending cards for the Senior Centers annual Holiday Luncheon.
Here's how we got the idea:
My Grandma attends the Senior Center almost daily. I have visited the Senior Center many times with my Grandma to attend her quilting group, Pasta Dinner, Zumba class and other fun activites. I have met many Seniors who enjoy speaking with kids. I thought it would be a fun way to make people smile during the holidays. It is always fun to receive mail.
These are the steps we took:
I asked my mom if I could do a Ripple Kids project. She and I talked about different ways of reaching out. I decided to choose the Tustin Senior Center. My mom contacted the Senior Center director, Marilyn. We went down to meet with her to tell her my idea. At first it was going to be for only my class. But after sharing my idea with my teacher Ms. Fitzpatrick, she thought it would be fun to include ALL the 2nd graders. We worked on our letters for a week during school.
Here are some of the results:
We had over 90 letters to give to the Senor Center. They passed them out during their annual Holiday Luncheon. It was such a great suprise for the Seniors. They thought it was very nice of us to think of them.
These are the people who volunteered with me:
My friends, My family, An organization
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
Some of the Seniors wrote letters back.
One of the most important things I learned was:
It is important to think of others every day. Something so small can make a person smile.