Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about global needs, learn empathy, and realize that even the smallest action on their part can have huge repercussions with the use of the UNICEF Kid Power Bands.
As a third grade 1:1 class, we don't look like your traditional classroom. Flexible seating and small groups are the norm throughout the day. Desks? What are those? We are making learning fun in addition to being educational, and flexible seating is a key component of that for us. We are always on the move!
We are working hard to transform our learning and what learning looks like in third grade!
Every class has its own personality and this class is no different. They are a fun-loving and happy bunch. They love to work in pairs and small groups and chatting with each other about their work.
Young students often feel like the world is something they have no impact on beyond their own classroom. With participation in the UNICEF power band program, students learn that they are capable of impacting the world beyond their immediate view.
With UNICEF bands students learn that with each footstep they take they are helping to eradicate world hunger.
Students learn to keep moving and get fit in order to improve their own health while also earning points for therapeutic food units (TFU). These TFUs are provided by UNICEF to those who are at risk of starving to death.
During this program, students learn that their actions have a positive impact on others even when they do not actually know them. They learn to have empathy, about geography, and to have respect for other cultures (through lesson plans and games that focus on the cultures where the TFUs are distributed).
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