Happy New Year to all our H2O for Life friends. We hope you had a restful holiday and are ready to ramp up your school projects. Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated on January 16th. For many school districts, it is no longer a day off, but a DAY ON focusing on service. We have several ideas that you can use to raise awareness in your school and in your community about the water crisis. Also, please visit our friends at ysa.org to learn more about a Semester of Service beginning on MLK day.
Create a WATER DROPLET WALL. I know that we mention the wall idea often, but it is so easy and so effective! Students cut water droplets out of blue paper and go into action, selling each drop for $1.00. (you ,of course, can charge more if you wish) Encourage students to write a message on the drop,or have a message already printed that just requires a signature, such as- everyone needs water! The wall is an impressive visual for students, teachers and parents to see as they enter your school.
We also encourage an initiative called: Tap into Tap Water.
The flyer will tell you everything you need to know to raise funds through drinking tap water.
It's never too early to begin publicizing your H2O for Life connection. Even if you are not planning to organize an event until spring, these ideas can raise awareness and jump start your project.
If you have other great ideas that have worked for your school please share them with us. We are always looking for ideas that other teachers can use.
Again, Happy New Year, and let's all make it a great one!