LEARNING AND DOING: Cheryl Martin used the Food Drive as a method to teach the children to count up to 100 by increments of five and 10. Each day the children would bring cans to school and place them outside of the classroom door. Gathering around the dayâ€™s donation, they were led in a counting exercise to determine the new can total. Martin then added the new total to the goal display so that the children could see the progress made.
MY FAVORITE FOOD: The children collected cans from home cupboards and while shopping with parents, making certain to select their favorite foods to donate.
PUMPKIN PATCH TEACHERS: Teacher Cheryl Martin, middle, is joined by her assistants, Tiffany Sipolla and Norma Bucci, with the display of donated food their pre-school Elephant Class collected over a period of 10 days. The children exceeded the goal and continued a charitable tradition that began four years ago.
These pre-schoolers gave students around Cranston a run for their money on holiday food drives.