To participate, all the children have to do is purchase an ADULT size toothbrush and bring it to our classroom. We will be writing a letter to Drew to let him know we think his idea is great and hope he collects a lot of toothbrushes! Mrs. Taylor and I will see that her grandson gets the toothbrushes, and his father will help him send them on to Global Dental Relief. For more information about this group, go to: http://globaldentalrelief.org/
Just a heads up...in our discussion of orphanages, the children wanted to know why the children didn't have parents. We talked about how some parents couldn't take care of their children because they were living in an area where people needed some extra help because of a war or diseases, and that some of the parents died. I reassured them that where we live, this is not happening. They are good thinkers and ask a lot of questions! One child made a connection to a story we read earlier in the year called Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed, by Emily Pearson.
Thanks for your consideration of this unique opportunity for children to help other children!
Have a great evening!