Do you remember a really great teacher that you had in school...or one that your kids had? I raised three kids and they had a lot of teachers. Some of them were good, and some were not so good. Some were really good and some were really bad. Out of all of those teachers, there was one that stands above the rest. He was a junior high social studies teacher that was just so creative, that the kids loved him. He didn't just teach from a book, but he came up with the most ingenious ways to help his kids learn....not just social studies, but life lessons.
I am thinking that my son Matt is going to be one of "those" teachers. Of course I am a bit prejudice. I am his mom after all....but darn....he does some cool stuff! Matt teaches 3rd grade out in Telluride, Colorado. He has already done a couple of really fantastic projects with his kids. Yesterday he e-mailed me and later called me to tell me about a new project his kids are working on. It's called 3 A DAY. The idea is that each child will pick up three pieces of litter every day. Matt used the blackboard to make it into a math lesson. If we each pick up 3 pieces a day, how many will we have in a week? A month? A year?
Then the kids got going......What if we got our friends to do it? What if we got other people to do it? How much would it be then? What if we got it on the radio and the TV and we got a thousand people to pick up 3 pieces of trash every day....what would it be then? When they got over a million pieces of trash their eyes really lit up!
So, that is what they are doing! Their local newspaper already contacted Matt to do an interview thanks to one of his students with connections. :)
If you are on Facebook and would like to join the fun....just search for 3 A DAY. The kids would love your support. If you can pass their group on to all of your friends....that would be awesome too. I would love to see this turn into something big for this great group of kids and their wonderful teacher!