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