This Spring, WISH Charter launched its annual Trimester of
Service Learning, with community service activities chosen by
each of the WISH classes. Service learning projects are a way to
connect curriculum standards to community experiences, giving
students an opportunity to learn in a hands-on way, and to see the
difference they are able to make in the world around them.
WISH students were involved in choosing their individual
classroom projects, which included a variety of art projects,
environmental activities and fundraisers. Transitional Kindergarten
students created cards for patients at Children's Hospital Los
Angeles. Our Kindergarten KA and KC classes participated in
cleaning up the Ballona Wetlands, while the KB class held a
lemonade stand fundraiser to purchase books for the Children's
Hospital. First graders worked together, creating art which they
gave to residents at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Playa
Vista. WISH students in Second and Third grade decorated pots and
planted flowers. Fourth grade teamed up with a film school to make
a Public Service Announcement against bullying.
Check out this great video put together by WISH parent Chris
Keller, of our inspiring WISH Students! And thank you to WISH
mom, Eve Keller for working with our WISH teachers and
students to support these amazing service learning projects.