Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pennies for Peace













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In kindergarten, we read the book Three Cups of Tea in which a man named Dr. Greg is building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also has a program called Pennies for Peace (www.penniesforpeace.org) where you can collect money to help kids go to school in Pakistan. Our class collected pennies for a month, then counted and rolled them. We raised $55 which the kids figured out was 5500 pennies (what a smart group of kindergartners) which can buy 5500 pencils for kids to go to school. I am so proud by how hard everyone worked in collecting and counting the pennies. We have also been listening to Dr. Greg's daughter sing the song Three Cups of Tea. If you would like to listen to it, you can go to www.youtube.com, type in Three Cups of Tea song, and click in it. It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear the kids sing it!

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