Hearts to Help Sick Kids

Sydney Boone-McDougall, a second grade student at Darby Creek Elementary, wanted to make the lives of sick children just a little better. She asked her teacher Amy Buscemi if they could do something as a class to help. So the second grade decided to make heart magnets for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To pay for the magnets they sold Kindness Grams for 25 cents. These are small notes students could give to classmates to let them know how kind they are. Second grade curriculum standards include introduction to economics and this teaches children how to plan an event and provide funding sources to pay for it. Giving children the opportunities to reach out to their community and help others, while being responsible with funding is preparing them to be Ready for Tomorrow.