- Posted by Tali Puterman
- On January 25, 2016
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This year 5th grade students are responsible for completing two social justice encounters. Students have shared their meaningful experiences volunteering in the Boston community and have been involved with opportunities such as cooking food for those in need, fundraising for animal shelters, helping prisoners receive much-needed books, and helping to celebrate birthdays in a homeless shelter (to name just a few examples).
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many 5th graders and their families joined Boston Cares and gathered at Boston Latin to help enhance literacy education at three under-resourced public schools. Stations included building bookshelves, making lap desks for students who do not have access to desks, assembling literacy games, and creating literacy journals. With much love, care, and perseverance, the Temple Israel team dedicated themselves to the task of making literacy journals. It was a fun experience for all involved, and students shared some of their take-away moments from the day:
“The best part of the day was helping someone other than yourself” – Izzy
“I learned that helping others makes me happy” – Zachary