The students chose to construct a “Superman Logo” out of canned goods. Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston.
South Shades Crest Elementary embarked on a “Canstruction” project over the holidays. Students collected more than 1,500 canned goods for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
The project engaged the entire school. Kindergartners learned to sort healthy and non-healthy foods; first-third graders researched how food would be distributed to area food banks; fourth graders constructed a map of Alabama counties, which depicted population, poverty levels and the number of food banks per county.
During the week of the canned food drive, cans were counted, sorted by shape, color and size. Ideas were generated for the culminating activity of building a “canstruction” project. The students chose to construct a “Superman Logo” to go along with the school-wide theme of “SSC Super Heroes.” The students exhibited teamwork, perseverance and a positive attitude.
-Submitted by Jason Gaston