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Students send care packages to Afghanistan
A unit of soldiers in Afghanistan were blessed to receive care packages and letters due to the collaboration of Mrs. Cranford’s Drama Club and Mrs. Griffin’s Computer Apps classes. This is the fifth tour for many soldiers who work with engineering in Afghanistan for Operation Draw Down, including Mrs. Cranford’s brother, 1st Sgt. Ted Huneycutt. While 7th grade students learned word processing skills in Mrs. Griffin’s class, they typed letters to soldiers thanking them, and asking questions about their service and their current environment. The 7th & 8th grade Drama students packed the letters in care packages to be shipped over Thanksgiving. The packages consisted of toiletries, snacks, supplies to write home, Christmas ornaments, and much more.
The students who typed the letters will receive a letter back in the following weeks. During that time, a new group of students have prepared Christmas cards to mail to this unit. Through planning, collaboration, and various types of lesson plans, students have learned the value of giving and community service, gained knowledge of the military, and learned business skills that will help them to be successful in the future.
Written by: Karen Barbee
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 by Karen Barbee