This week Mr. McDonough introduced an extra credit opportunity – service work!
The idea of the EC is for students to do something for other people. As a civics classroom, we want to see students develop a sense of purpose and commitment to their community. No other lesson reinforces this better than action in the community. All students need to do is take action – help raise funds, volunteer, help a neighbor, anything – and write two paragraphs. The first paragraph is about what they did, and the second is about how they felt and what they learned about doing service work. There is a max of 1 EC entry per month.
With students learning to serve the community, we’ll all see some improvement in the common good!