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Great Job, First Graders! You Did It!
Congratulations to Prospect’s First Graders! We did it! We surpassed our goal of $120 to buy a goat for a family in Cameroon, Africa. Our First Graders raised so much money that we were also able to purchase a flock of geese and a flock of ducks. The children learned that global problems can be solved if all people are committed to sharing what they have and caring about others.
Our First Graders discovered that those who, at first, appear to be quite different actually share similar needs, wants, and experiences. We realized that we are connected to the families of Cameroon through working together for a better world. The children realized that our families will be thoroughly trained to take care of the animals so they can sell goat milk to pay for their children to go to school. Our Cameroon families realize how important taking good care of the animals are so they can pass offspring on to another member of the community. Our children at Prospect have given a gift that keeps on giving.
Great job, First Graders! We are very proud of you!!
Written by: Mrs. Lamb, 1st Grade Teacher
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 by Airen Hartis