Students in Linda Kerns’ language arts classes at Calvary Christian Middle School conducted a project during the past school year in which vocabulary words have turned into a fundraiser for their sponsor child from Burkina Faso through Kingdom Investment International.
Students in Linda Kerns’ language arts classes at Calvary Christian Middle School put words on a “Word Wall” in a lesson that helps the school’s sponsor child from Burkina Faso. (PHOTO | CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
When a student read or heard a word from the assigned vocabulary lists, their teacher gave a quarter per word for each word found.
Students had to document the words, add the sentences to a word journal, and then place the word onto a magnetic “Word Wall,” where photos of the sponsor child also are featured.
“This program helps my students realize that the words they study on their lists are not just words to be memorized for the week, but words that are actually used in the real world,” Ms. Kerns said. “They take initiative to collect these words and bring them to class, knowing that just by collecting words, their words turn into quarters, which add up to a significant contribution.”
The students have received several letters and photos from their sponsor child. One photo shows her with a bag of corn and a bag of rice, which she was able to buy with the money raised by collecting words.