This Vancouver classroom has made 28 days of giving easy for its students. Miss Swanson’s grade 5 class at Ridgeview Elementary School in the West Vancouver School District has made their daily giving easy this winter, so easy all students are completing their gives and loving the experience!
What did they do? They created a 28 day giving calendar for the class, with a give assigned to each day in the month of February, Saturdays and Sundays included! Each student receives their giving calendar, is responsible to complete each give, and when their give is done, they color in the day. Parents sign the completed calendar at the end of the month and Miss Swanson gets all calendars!
What we love about this giving calendar is the all inclusive giving ideas! Gives are completed at school, in the community, at home and with family members. The class has not missed a beat in their daily gives! We also love that students can independently complete their gives when time allows. They can seize the giving opportunity when it arises or schedule their give into their day if that works best for them. This idea is sure to build a giving habit and ripple through to families, community members and other schools. Nice work!
Need some inspiration? Want to build your own giving calendar next month? Here are the 28 gives that Miss Swanson’s Grade 5 class has already started in February.
Thank you to Ridgeview Elementary School for their giving idea! We hear that other classrooms have created some innovative giving ideas that fit into their daily class routine. Some classes put a small ball in a jar when they complete their daily give, another class puts a fuzzy ball into the giving classroom jar. We love that kids are giving every day at school and learning a habit of giving!
Have you signed your class up for the 365give Challenge? Sign up today and start adding your classroom gives to the Impact Map. Spreading happiness and giving ideas is a great way to change the world, one give at a time.