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May 26, 2021 | Becca Brasser
This week, we started collecting items for The Lighthouse, and it is exciting to see how the children have taken ownership of the collecting and documenting of the items brought to school so far.
The children began tallying the items collected in groups of ten. For each item, a gold star sticker is added to a ten-frame. When a ten-frame is filled, we can count by tens, then add the remaining single star stickers. This builds on the concepts the children have developed during our recent math investigation into using two-digit numbers!
So far, we have collected:
14 cleaning supplies (sprays/wipes)
37 rolls of toilet paper
14 rolls of paper towel
4 boxes of tissues
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 will be collecting cleaning supplies and paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues) for the Lighthouse as these are needing constant replenishment! Please bring these items to school until Friday, June 4. We look forward to showing hospitality to our new neighbors at the Lighthouse in this way!