Learn all about the Kindergarten Popsicle sale--a demonstration of our ACT pillar in a recent interview with Cara Connor and Tracy Kimball, Kindergarten Teachers at Caliber: Beta Academy!
Explain how this was a demonstration of the pillar (Act)?
“This demonstrated the ACT pillar because students considered the needs of their community and developed a plan for how they could help. The Octopus and Sea Turtle classes came up with the idea to have a lemonade stand to raise money for people who need it. Students learned about Alex’s lemonade stand, drew posters, learned how to safely cut lemons with knives, combined ingredients, and practiced counting money at a pretend play center. On the day of the event, they raised $82 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand to benefit childhood cancer.”
What was the impact of this event on our students and community?
The students came away from the project with a strong sense of empathy for people who are burdened by healthcare costs. They have become advocates for people who need financial support toward medical care. This establishes a foundation for thinking about the ways they might advocate for more equitable systems in our country
Why is this pillar important to you?
ACTing empowers students to utilize academic skills in meaningful ways. The ACT pillar also supports strong social-emotional development so that our students can collaborate and communicate with one another in ways that are supportive and helpful.
If you could share one piece of wisdom or insight related to this pillar with our community, what would it be?
Students should always be empowered to take action when they recognize challenges in the world around them.