Monthly Archives: December 2013

INVOLVING CHILDREN IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS: Adopted a Family for Christmas

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This December, we adopted a low-income family through Four Oaks (http://www.fouroaks.org/default.aspx)  for Christmas. Our family lived in a single-parent household and included a 5year old girl and a 8 year old boy.

Skills Learned During This Project:
-Talked about Christmas time & how families celebrate differently
-Talked about how some families can’t celebrate Christmas due to income
-Talked about what “adoption” means
-Worked on math skills (counted how many presents were on our list & then counted how many more we needed each day after presents were donated)
-Took the presents in person and we got to see the families living space which consisted of 3 rooms (a kitchen, bathroom and a living room that also served as the bedroom and dining room). When we got back, we talked about how this living space looked similar or different to our own homes.

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