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Thursday November 30, 2017 at 2:59pm Age: 13 days
Category: Intermediate, District

FIFTH GRADERS EMBRACE #GIVINGTUESDAY


Mrs. Marcolina’s fifth graders learned about #GivingTuesday late on Monday, but 10 a.m. on Tuesday they were ready to share their giving wishes in their own words and pictures.

They wished to give toys and smiles to children, especially those in hospital; to feed, clothe and shelter the homeless; to help the elderly with difficult tasks; to keep company or share a meal with someone who is lonesome; or, following the class’s motto, to do whatever they can to make someone’s day better.

Declared for the first time six year ago, and fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday is a growing global movement that encourages gifts of money, time, and kindness to charitable causes. It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), and the shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This was the first time that #GivingTuesday was celebrated at the Intermediate School. Mrs. Parker visited with the class and produced a video with some of the students sharing their giving thoughts. We’re off to a very good start of a new tradition.