A Thankful November…Completed!

Today we were thankful for the last two students in our class, which means we were able to take down our thankful turkey cups and read what our classmates wrote about us.

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Our completed board!  🙂

This was such a great project, as it really taught us to think the best about everyone in our class.  Even if you’re not best of friends, there is always something to be thankful for!  🙂

Happy Thanksgiving from 4R and Miss Renzelmann!!  🙂

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Operation Christmas Child Packing Day!

Today after school was the packing day for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!  After weeks of penny wars, donations, item collections, shopping, and planning, we were able to pack well over 400 boxes.  483 to be exact.  I cannot wait to hear where the boxes end up!  Truly, God is so good!

Here are some pictures from our packing party in the cafeteria.  🙂

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THANK YOU to all who helped us pack boxes!!  To God be the glory!!  🙂

Operation Christmas Child Projects…Pre-Packing Day

In just a few days we will pack as many as 400 shoeboxes to send to the Operation Christmas Child program through Samaritan’s Purse.  This is a great project our school has been involved in for a few years now, and there is always such great support for it.

Our class is participating by bringing in boxes and items to use, but we also did a group project during our Art time on Friday to make some items to send along in some of the boxes.  We took donations of used, old t-shirts, and turned them into tote bags that can be used to hold all sorts of things.  I’m envisioning a child carrying groceries home to their family in one of these, but I’m sure they’ll use them for all sorts of things.

Anyway, we ended up with 46 bags to send.  Check out these pictures of the process.  🙂

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Showing of the t-shirts before we cut them up.

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First you cut off the arms, then cut out the neckline…

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…then you cut slits along the bottom hem, and ties the strips together to close it up.  That’s it!

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Showing off some of the finished bags.

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We ended up with 46 finished bags.  The scraps are being made into bracelets this weekend…I’ll try to add a picture of those once they’re done.  Such a great cause to make items for!!  To God be the glory!!  🙂

Sunday night edit: We also ended up with 85 scrap bracelets, and probably could have made even more, if time had allowed.  What a great recycling project!

Thankful November

Throughout the month of November, we are going to be recognizing 1-2 students per day and writing down something about them that we are thankful for.  These thankful slips will then be stored in each student’s thankful turkey cup on our bulletin board.  At the end of the month, students will get their cups back, and will be able to read all of the things their classmates are thankful for about them.  Happy Thankful November!!  🙂

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