Friday, March 18, 2011

Did you know 25 cents will buy a small bag of rice which will provide a meal for 6 people? We are encouraging our elementary students to bring in their quarters each Friday for our offering time during chapel. The money collected will go to Project Child so they may purchase rice for families in Haiti.

During technology class our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes will be playing FreeRice (click on link above). This site was created by John Breen and began on October 7, 2007. Donations are distributed by United Nation's World Food Program. It takes 400 grams of rice to feed an adult for one day or about 19,200 grains of rice (according to Wikipedia). You can make a difference by playing FreeRice.

So far our students have earned over 3000 grains of rice. If your child plays this game at home have them report to me the number of grains of rice they have earned. I will do my best to keep track of our total as a school. If you would like to join in please feel free to do so. Just search for Northside Christian Elementary School.

How to play: Click on the FreeRice link above. Our students are working on vocabulary. You will read the word and choose the answer. If you answer correctly 10 grains of rice are donated and your next question is harder. If you miss it the next question is easier.