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As of Tuesday, December 23, 2014
GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) teachers Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Woods class have spent December applying their math skills to real world service projects.
Students in one math class collected more than 400 cans for the food pantry located at GEMS. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade competed for donating the most non-perishable food items. The food pantry is used to feed student families and other people in the community who need some extra help. The sixth grade won this year with 173 items donated.
Students created line graphs for daily totals for all the classes, daily totals, and net items received.
Students in the other class used measurement skills to cut and knot more than 40 fleece blankets to be donated to Syringa Hospital for new babies born during the 2015 calendar year and beyond.
“It’s important for students to give back to the community that supports them,” explained Bush. These students learned math skills while better understanding their role in a community and what they can do make the world a better place for others. That is probably the best lesson anyone can learn.”