Fourth grade students at Bell Top stirred up some lemonade and generosity at school recently. After reading the graphic novel When Stars Are Scattered in class, they were inspired to give back to others and raised $428 for the charity Refugee Strong, which was started by the man whose story is told in the book.
The students opened a lemonade stand during school lunches on March 22. Every student had an important role in getting the sale up and running – they hung posters, promoted the event on morning announcements, made and served the lemonade, cleaned up and then counted the total donations.
The students also used the event to teach other Bell Toppers about refugees on morning announcements.
“To say that they were moved by the story and all that they learned about refugees around the world in lessons leading up to the novel study is an understatement,” said 4th Grade Teacher Tracy Cornell. “The sale was a huge success and because of their big hearts and the generosity of the Bell Top Community, we were able to donate $428 to Refugee Strong!”
Fourth graders at Bell Top ran a lemonade stand last week and raised $428 for the charity Refugee Strong. Great job!🍋🍋🍋 pic.twitter.com/0eOGGgWUlq
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