Happy Veteran’s Day with a Pringle Can

First and foremost, I want to thank all the service men and women who have and are continuing to serve our country!

My 90 sixth grade students and I recently had the opportunity to complete a project that I am so excited to share.  A mother of a student of mine is in the National Guard.  She came to me with an idea and asked if I would be willing to help.  The moment she told me what it was, I was in.  I knew my students would love the idea as much as I did!

Over a six week period my students collected over 90 Pringle cans.  At this point you are probably wondering what in the world we would need 90 Pringle cans for and what it has to do with this post.

With the 90+ Pringle cans that we collected, my students decorated them. 

Then, a dedicated mother collected our cans and with help from others filled these cans with cookies to be shipped overseas to the men and women who are serving our country.

I feel that my students learned many things during this project.  Not only did they pull through and collect the cans, they poured their hearts into it and felt as if they were contributing to something extremely important.  They were proud of their work and anxious for the cans full of cookies to reach their destination! 

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  1. 1

    The title of this post really caught my attention. What a great idea!


  2. 2

    Just found your darling blog. Love those Pringles cans! Cute~

  3. 3

    What a great idea, Mandy. And what a wonderful gift of service you have offered to your students!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  4. 4

    Fantastic! I would love to do this with my students later in the school year. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea.

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