Monday, September 14, 2009
As part of our social studies unit, we've been focusing on service learning. Last week, the kids compiled a large list of things that they thought could be improved upon in our school. Today we filtered through the list, and basically came up with four different categories: Building, Buying, Cleaning, Repairing. We sorted the list into the categories and voted on each category, coming up with four or five things from each. They voted by using their sticky notes and then we counted what got the most votes. We decided to focus on the 'buy' list because it might take the longest in terms of planning and fundraising. Their number one? A new bike rack. The one we have doesn't hold children's bikes, and since everyone rides their bikes to school, we literally have a pile of bikes out front all day. We did some research on the web and can I say that there are some crazy weird bike racks out there? Anything that said "custom racks" looked like some strange modern sculpture, so we're sticking with a low slung circular, galvanized rack that will hold 12 bikes, of all different sizes. We came up with some fundraising ideas, too. We'll keep you posted on our progress!