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By: Kaitlyn Evener

Motivated Sellers: First Graders Use Garage Sale to Benefit Elephant Refuge

The Republic

First-grade students at Columbus Signature Academy — Fodrea campus took a special interest in elephants while learning about endangered animals this year. So, they decided to lend a helping hand.

After learning about several different endangered species — including elephants, sea turtles, rhinos and Monarch butterflies — their habitats and why they have become endangered, the students voted to focus on elephants and find a way to help, said Erin Mattern, CSA-Fodrea project manager.

“The students really surprised us with this project,” said Stephany Kiel, a first-grade teacher at CSA-Fodrea. “It was their first project as first-graders, and their stamina and compassion was amazing.”

Read more: http://www.therepublic.com/2017/01/02/motivated_sellers/

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