June 7, 2023 | Becca Brasser
Several weeks ago, we started collecting items for The Lighthouse, and it was so exciting to see how the children took ownership of the collecting and documenting of the items brought to school!
Each day, the children tallied the items collected in groups of ten. For each item, a yellow circle is added to a ten-frame. When a ten-frame is filled, we counted by tens, then added the remaining yellow circles. This builds on the concepts the children have developed during our recent math investigation into using two-digit numbers!
Now that our project has ended, we have a final tally!
14 containers of coffee
37 cans of tuna
30 rolls of paper towels
18 packs of baby wipes
88 rolls of toilet paper
The Lighthouse is a project run by the Episcopal Churches of Jersey City. It is an organization dedicated to providing housing, hope, and healing for refugees, asylees, and immigrants who’ve been recently released from detention. We are excited for the opportunity to show hospitality to our new neighbors at the Lighthouse through our collection!
After we returned from our field trip on Friday, we delivered the collection items to Ms. Jill, who is the Episcopal deacon in charge of the Lighthouse.