BENEFITING: T H I N K Together
ORGANIZER: Preston Elementary
I am the 2nd/3rd grade Program Leader in the THINK Together program here at Preston Elementary.
I strive to instill leadership qualities as well as values such as safety, respect, and responsibility into all of the students by means of student jobs and educational components.
An average day here at Preston starts with a snack for the students as they listen to music, unwind from the regular school day, and have the oppotunity to participate in a fun game or activity. Then we go right into an hour of Homework help where students are also provided activities to continue learning and stay engaged mentally if they finish their homework in less than an hour. Next we move into thirty minutes of a C.A.T.C.H., or physical acitvity, component to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. After C.A.T.C.H. we have another thirty minutes devoted to Enrichment - covering topics such as math, reading, language arts, and science. At the end of the day, all grades (1st-5th) combine for a team building and communication building activity or game.
I participate in this fundraising campaign because I truly believe that this after-school program offers the type of educational and life skill opportunities students today need and will benefit from in the years to come.