A Service Learning Project for our Third Graders
Mary Costello, Ellie Seddon, Marie Marseille, Meeta Gaitonde, Joyce Roby


The pathfinders we set up for the children to peruse for information:

The Plastic Bag Pathfinder

The Homeless Shelter Pathfinder

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Our powerpoint presentation from CAIS, Northern California Regional Meeting

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Click here for a video of our children's reflections at the end of the project

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Service Learning books we found to be useful:

The complete guide to service learning: proven, practical ways to engage students in civic responsibility, academic curriculum, & social action
Kaye, Cathryn Berger

Take Action: a guide to active citizenship
Marc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger.

Kids Taking Action--Community service learning projects, K-8
Roberts, Pamela and Yang, Alice

Take More Action
Kielburger, Marc

Working with Kids: A service learning guide

Kids Consortium

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Resources we used to get the thinking process started:

Catalog Star Wars

Harlem Speed Sign Installation

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Picture books to support our homeless study:

Fly Away Home by Bunting
Someplace to Go by Testa
Sam and the Lucky Money by Chinn

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Nonfiction books to support our recycling study:

Smart Shopping: Shopping Green by Nagle
Reducing Your Carbon Footprints on Vacation by Roza
Green Changes You Can Make Around Your Home by Smalley
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint at Home by David
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle by Minden
Recycling Waste by Rodger

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Field Trips we took:

Homeless Study Group: My New Red Shoes
Plastic Bag Study Group: Recology Recycling Center


JR 3/13