Lisa Harrison, University of Chicago Lab School, Gr. 2
whooping crane study is well underway! The students are again so eager
and invested in this study. They have
had bake sales, done extra chores at home, and one girl even had a hot
near Soldier Field and asked passing Chicago Bears fans for a donation! Here
are some 2010 highlights. As you see, we are thinking about Whooping
cranes all the time!
were so fortunate to have Joe Duff come and visit again
this year. He came on October 20th. To thank Operation Migration
for making Joe's visit possible, the parents from my class donated
over $1,000 to sponsor 5.5 Illinois miles for the
Mile Maker campaign!
|We are also working on the Change 4 Cranes fundraiser. The kids
got creative in finding just the right container. They used baby
wipes boxes, milk jugs, yogurt containers, etc. We can't wait to
count the money that they have raised! Every penny counts!
school decorates the lobby with hands for a " Hands Around
the World" theme to symbolize joy, peace, and community at
this time of the year. Our hands this year are, of course, Whooping
cranes! Imagine 24 of these "flying" across
the second year, Ms. Harrison's second graders signed up for a "Change
for Cranes" kit.
Their official grand total was 1,178.21! "We beat last year's record
so my second graders are thrilled!" reported Mrs. Harrison. Operation
Migration's CraneCam and TrikeCam have been incredible additions
for my students and a wonderful use of technology in the classroom. These photos
show some highlights of their work and fun as tehy followed the Whooping
Crane Class of 2009:
Harrison's second graders signed up for a "Change for Cranes"
kit and got lucky. Their class won a room visit from members
of the Operation
Migration team during the 2008 migration! They
worked even harder to raise money for Operation Migration's Change 4 Cranes
program. On January 5, 2009, the second graders of Room 309 sent the Team
a check for a whopping $1145.03!
Graders Raise BIG Money
for the Cranes and Operation Migration!
Harrison said, "Our original class estimate was around $989, but
once the children realized
brought in more money the next day. The kids were so excited and
motivated about this fundraiser. They were determined to beat the
we raised last year ($568.84) and they did! The grand total raised
by the second graders of Room 309 was (drum
who has had a real passion for this study, also did some creative
fundraising. She produced a colorful 'Save Whooping Cranes' sign
with pictures of the Whoopers on it (adults and chicks) and taped
it to the back of a music stand. Anna, her mom, and her little
brother Jonah became gypsies with violin, drum, and voice. They
serenaded Metra travelers in the train station as they returned
to Hyde Park from Downtown Chicago. The commuters were quite generous
and some were very interested to hear about the class project." Lisa
the Thanksgiving Holiday, Harper ( and little sister Greer) set
up a hot chocolate stand to raise money for Operation Migration.
It was lots of fun and a great success. The whole family got into
it. They helped make origami cranes, schemed about the most effective
way to sell them, made whipped cream to top the hot chocolate,
kept the thermos full and talked up the neighbors." Lisa
Migration Visits Second Grade
Harrison Goes to the Whooping Crane Festival
In September 2008, she got to sit in
one of the ultralight planes used on the migration!