South Students Receive Kids Power Bands through UNICEF
Mrs. Selfridge's and Mrs. Wittman’s classes (2nd – 5th grades) have Kids Power Bands. To get these bands Mrs. Selfridge applied through UNICEF. The kids have to walk 2,400 steps to earn power points. When the class gets ten power points altogether, UNICEF sends one food packet to malnourished children. The teachers got these bands to encourage the students to be active and to save lives at the same time. Currently, the fourth and fifth grade have 869 power points and have earned 86 food packets. The 2nd and 3rd have 421 power points and have earned 42 food packets. They sync their bands using blue tooth to an iPad which keeps track of each student’s progress and keeps track of the total points. It takes 150 food packet to bring a child from malnourished to a healthier status. Between the two Western Plains South teams, they have earned enough food packets to save one child.
The 2nd and 3rd grades are serving as one team and the 4th and 5th as another. Junior high students will be joining this cause this week and will be added to one of the existing teams.
When you get the bands, they come with lesson plans so students can learn about the different cultures they’re helping. UNICEF has been operating since 1946 as a relief organization for kids after World War II. Eventually UNICEF expanded to helping struggling children in developing countries. Approximately sixty years later, UNICEF has more than seven thousand people in one hundred fifty-seven countries and territories.