Help me give my students supplies for the blankets that they make for the local distribution to those in need. Cooler weather is coming and we are learning about service by helping others and by learning new skills.
My high school special needs students need experiences where they can give back. Sometimes, the difficulties they experience in learning can drag them down. Helping others helps them realize their worth, and makes them realize that they are important.
A dual purpose of the resource study hall lab is to have community service project available for students to work on after they finish assignments.
In resource, students are able to get assistance by having tests read, or by having a teacher available to help with assignments. Student-made blankets are distributed to a local center where they are given to families in need.
Many students enjoy helping others and are definitely achieving satisfaction as they spend just a few minutes here and there during their study halls creating good.
They learn how their time can be well spent learning a new skill that is practical for their out of school lives.
Another benefit is to the community members who receive creations made by students in their neighborhoods. There is a wonderful feeling of pride that comes from having a part in creating something useful for someone else.
Our students have made approximately 50 blankets already, and we're close to being out of supplies.
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