students Helping Animals
A Project for Graduating Elementary Classes
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Here, we believe in a few things but primarily that:
The need for strong "Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic" skills are the fundamentals of every strong student.
That the “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
And that Teamwork and Habit create success faster.
The world is changing quicker than ever. The progression of AI, IoT, Industry 4.0, and more is changing this world faster than ever.
This instant gratification world is not how people were designed. We need to gradually get better. This is where habit comes into play. And to help us along, teams have been essential from the beginning of humankind.
One long-established way to build good habits faster is with peer-accountability, such as we find in teams. That is why the students are working together to raise money to help the animals. In this case, they are doing so by using their time and talent to create art, short stories, about animals that will be turned into a published book; available for the world to purchase through print-on-demand services.
As students write throughout their years, they will understand how much better their writing is getting "Habit". If a student writes a story in 5th grade. Guarantied, they will write a better one in 6th because they will have kept up with writing in school and they will have more life experiences. This is something we hope to show as we create a point in time with these books.
We hope that seeing their own story in a published book will inspire them and encourage them to write more. And above all, we aim to show the students how good it feels to do good for something or someone else, especially ones who can't help themselves, namely the animals.
"I write with a feather pen and you get to write with a word processer?" Ben Franklin did not say this.
"The pen is mightier than the sword," saying was coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.
Prior to this, the saying "The word is mightier than the sword,” was coined by Assyrian sage Ahiqar from the 500 BCE.
To be impeccable with your “Word” is also one of the “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Ahiqar didn’t know about the internet, Facebook, or YouTube at the time but was still right on.
Writing and communicating well was essential for success from before the 7th century BCE, continues today, and well into the future.
In the following projects, we hope to help students see their potential and see how important the word is. And of course, help animals along the way.
"Knowledge cannot be stolen from us." Elihu Burritt