Monday, April 30
Oak Hill School, 7700 Oak Hill Rd.
Raising money and giving back to the community certainly has its rewards. On Monday, students at Oak Hill School will experience first-hand what it feels like to give. For the past several weeks, students at Oak Hill – lead by the first grade classrooms – have been collecting money for Wesselman Woods’ Playscape, a 3-acre park that allows children to interact with nature that will open May 26. Through a school-wide fundraiser, students collected more than $3,000 that they will present to Wesselman Woods on Monday.
And, as a thank you to students, the top two classrooms who raised the most money will get a special visit from animals from Wesselmans. Wesselmans will bring turtles, snakes, lizards and more to the two classrooms for students to interact with and ask questions about.
According to first grade teacher Jane Elgin, the fundraising effort aligned perfectly with first grade curriculum: including persuasive writing, counting money, communicating and revising speeches and more. The students also took time to create print media, posters and instructions on collecting coins and outlined job and leadership descriptions for different tasks that needed to be completed.