Pennies for Patients
Each year during Catholic Schools Week our school does some kind of fundraiser for an organization. This year we raised money for Leukemia. We have a kindergartener in the other class who is receiving treatment right now so it is the perfect time for our children to learn more about Leukemia.
Each day the children came to school with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters and dollars. By the end of the week my class collected $494. The entire school collected around $7,000.
I know money is not part of the common core however it is still part of our daily lives and it is important to the children.
Every morning my class sorted their change and we grouped our money by tens and we counted everything. Some mornings it took us a half hour to count our money however we did it!