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Service With a Smile!

Service With a Smile!

The chal­lenge in doing ser­vice as an inter­net club is that we are scat­tered through­out the Kiwa­nis world. The bonus of being an inter­net club is that we are scat­tered through­out the Kiwa­nis world. We need to look for ideas that we can do whereev­er we may be, to help make a dif­fer­ence for chil­dren near to us. I would sug­gest our own ver­sion of Read Around the World.

I have a con­nec­tion with a local school that I taught at. I go there peri­od­i­cal­ly and read a book to a class which I then donate to them. The cost is small but the ben­e­fits are large.

The Lion Inside writ­ten by Rachel Bright is an amus­ing tale that offered lots of oppor­tu­ni­ty for pre­dict­ing and dis­cus­sion with the stu­dents. It illus­trates that we all have a lion and a mouse inside of us. For Eye of the Tiger vol­un­teers, we may have felt inse­cure as the mouse in the sto­ry but we had to be brave like a lion when approach­ing some­one to become a new mem­ber. Our Eye of the Tiger dona­tion stick­er is proud­ly dis­played in the front of the  book cover.

I will share a dif­fer­ent book with you each month that I have used with suc­cess. I gen­er­al­ly tar­get grades two to four as an eager, recep­tive audi­ence. I know from over 35 years in the class­room that readalouds are always won­der­ful­ly received by stu­dents and by the class­room teacher who appre­ci­ate the gift of a book for their class­room. So…light up a child’s imag­i­na­tion and get read­ing! Sub­mit­ted by Julia Levine




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