As much of our time in Social Studies is spent discussing true citizenship, why not begin to practice it? If you can, help your neighbors shovel their driveways tonight and tomorrow, no matter who they are. (we just advise selecting a trusted, safe, or friendly neighbor : ) For every driveway you shovel, you will receive 5 points extra credit (that includes driveways, sidewalks, and walkways to the front door). For proof of successful driveway shoveling, simply print this post and have them sign it (or a note from a neighbor on paper explaining that you did them the favor if you cannot print). Want to team up and do it with a friend? Good teamwork and friendship can be rewarded as well: I’ll give you both points if you get a friend and do driveways together.
When you do things for other people, you do far more than just relieve them of a task on their to-do list. The feeling of gratefulness that a neighbor (like you!) went out of their way to help them out is something special. Especially for your generation, when you have far more tempting, preventing, and distracting you from helping others. So log off Facebook, turn off the TV, put aside the Wii, and just unplug yourself in general… and go help a neighbor. Be a good citizen, and make your community a better place. You’ll never know when they’ll return the favor!
Just imagine… 130 7th graders X 5 driveways each… every home in our district can be shoveled because of your good citizenship!
Parents – if students can’t get someone’s signature, your signature and note will be a suitable replacement.
In case you need a reminder that the excuse you’re currently thinking up to avoid shoveling is lame: