Friday, April 16, 2010
Pennies for Peace
Our whole school is embarking on a new project called Pennies for Peace. Renata's class has been reading Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson. The rest of us listened as Anita read the children's version of the same story, called Listen to the Wind. We all watched a short DVD about Greg Mortenson's work.
I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Three Cups of Tea, but in case you are not, it is about a man who promotes peace with books, not bombs. He is responsible for establishing schools in some of the most remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. If you have not read the book, it is highly recommended!
Each classroom now has a penny jar. We are hoping that the children will be inspired to bring in pennies from their penny banks and contribute to this wonderful cause.