Although these truly are very complicated times, the staff and students at ÉSCS are always looking for ways to show generosity. Since the beginning of December, our Grade 1 French Immersion team has invited members of the ÉSCS community to join them in a collection of non-perishable food items for Harvest Manitoba (formerly named Winnipeg Harvest) during the month of December. This project was led by Grade 1 French Immersion students who shared clues through a daily video that was posted on Twitter and shared in class. The video shared clues about the mystery food item that was being collected the following school day. Not only did the videos give our Grade 1 students a chance to practice their French and learn new vocabulary, it also gave other classes an authentic way to hear and engage in the French language.
The items that were collected include:
- Tuesday December 1st: canned peaches
- Wednesday December 2nd: canned baked beans
- Thursday December 3rd: brown rice
- Friday December 4th: canned green beans
- Tuesday December 8th: canned tuna
- Wednesday December 9th: whole grain pasta
- Thursday December 10th: canned corn
- Friday December 11th: crackers
- Monday December 14th: baby food or formula
- Tuesday December 15th: tomato sauce
- Wednesday December 16th: canned soup
- Thursday December 17th: instant oatmeal
We are so impressed with our student, staff and community's generosity. As the pictures (and video below) demonstrate, it is clear that, together, we have made a difference and given back to those in need in Manitoba. Thank you so very much for your contributions during the last three weeks. Know that your contributions are extremely appreciated. We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our Grade 1 teachers and students, for their commitment to an amazing initiative.
Click below for a video:
Thank you – Merci beaucoup!