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Monday, April 20, 2015

Pennies for Patients

Every year our school participates in the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. This is an program that encourages schools to collect spare change to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The classroom that collects the most money in a three week period receives a pizza party! My students continuously brought in money to place in our little coin box; some children even brought in dollar bills.  Even though it was a competition for the pizza party, I made sure they knew they were helping out sick children as well. Long story short... our class raised over $200, our school over $2,000 (300 students), and TODAY we had a UNIFORM FREE DAY!  (Yes, our school requires uniforms). What a crazy day it was, but it was nice to have all the students rewarded for what they had put into the fundraiser.

Nothing wrong with a little "healthy" competition between teachers right? My good friend, Cheryl teaches 4th grade and we are in constant competition! It's also a good strategy to use with the students to encourage their participation. In the fall, our class brought in the most cans for the Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive.

This year, because my class collected over $200 in coins, they will receive a silver pennant to display in the classroom. I couldn't be more proud! 

Even though we didn't win the pizza party, we were still proud that we had raised a lot of money to help sick children. That, in itself, is WINNING to us!  


  1. I just found your blog through the TpT forum...your design is SO cute! Best of luck with your blog!

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  2. Aww,,, You just made my day! My first comment! Thanks so much - I am really enjoying sharing everything in the teaching community! Blogging is so much fun!