Over 3,200 Milwaukee Public School elementary school students at 28 different schools, including Lisa Schmidman’s classroom at Browning Community School, participated in the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County‘s volunteer project, “Season of Caring.”
The volunteer project consisted of a one-hour classroom activity. The goal for this event is to educate children about the importance of caring for and sharing with others, both inside and outside the classroom through a literacy lesson and hands-on-activity. The program also engages students in an age appropriate reading and story comprehension activity to help inspire interactive conversation about the related topics; and to offer students an easy but meaningful volunteer activity that they can complete inside the classroom.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is supplying a book for the children that highlights the importance of caring and sharing. The book will be read aloud by the teachers with a corresponding activity that highlights the key messages of caring and sharing. Students will then complete a volunteer activity – making and coloring birthday cards, get-well cards, and meal program placements, which will be distributed to United Way’s local agency partners.