is committed to helping our
students understand the importance of Voluntary Action
for the Common Good in a Democratic Society.
Elementary teachers will be adding a new element to the
curriculum. This year each teacher will teach two or more
philanthropy units. They will be piloting this program
under the guidance of Learning to Give.
The Learning to Give group
offers us guidance on teaching democratic and
philanthropic principles to children, and about systems
for passing on the tradition of private citizens working
for the common good.
Learning to Give
seeks to perpetuate a
civil society by:
- educating children
about the independent sector (knowledge),
- developing behavior
and philanthropic experience (skills), and,
- stimulating private
voluntary citizen action for the common good
more information check this website:
Onekama Elementary's Main
Page for 2001-2002
- Kindergarten: (Mrs.
Bromley & Mrs. Veryser will be working and Growing
as a Group .) See their Web Page and you
will know they ARE working well together
- 1st: Mrs. Jordan: How
the Cookie Crumbles & The
- 1st: Mrs. Niederstadt:
The Teacher is Missing
- 2nd: Mr. Mauntler: Our
Playful Community & Citizenship
- 2nd: Mrs. Furton: Rules
for the Common Good . Getting Started
- 3rd: Mrs. Goins' class
is working on A Sweep of the Arcadia
Beach. See their Web Page to see how they combined
service with learning. Next they will be Building
a Mini-Park and Bird Sanctuary.
They will work with the same park that the fourth
grade has adopted. The third graders will build
bird houses that will be put in the fourth grade
park. This will connect the third graders to the
park this year and be further connected as they
continue their park activities (raking &
tidying up) in fourth grade.
- 3rd: Mrs. Catanese's
class is working on the unit Philanthropy
- 4th: Mrs. Bennett
& Mrs. Brown are working cooperatively on
their philanthropy project. A Day at
the Beach. See our philanthropy
page / Check our Beach Sweep and
- 5th: Mrs. Eldridge
& Mrs. Lyman have done the unit
Philanthropy and You. Information
about our units is listed at this site.
School has been involved in a wide variety of service projects. Check
this page for more information. Links to each
program within our web are given.