Tomorrow is a very special day for the "Banding Together" project.
As the third graders at Van Meter prepare to send them tomorrow, they also wanted to write very special letters to their pen pals in India.
It was so sweet watching them write letters, create pictures, and then look up their pen pals name on the Google Doc that we started with our friends at In This Together Media.
At Van Meter, it isn't just the third graders that are making Rainbow Loom bracelets to send to India. A lot of our students in kindergarten through 12th grade have brought them into the library to be part of the "Banding Together" project too.
And all of these friends and so many more around the world have asked the third graders and myself how we can continue to help and stay connected.
So last week during a conversation we had in the library, we decided that it would be a great idea to start a community within Edmodo....a place for all of us to connect.
Today I started the "Banding Together" Edmodo Communtiy.
We are encouraging those who have created bracelets and anyone who wants to get involved in the "Banding Together" project to join.
The orphanage in India is just the first stop of our journey in making a difference in children's lives around the world.
The new Edmodo community will be the perfect place to connect, to communicate, and to change the world.
You can join the "Banding Together" Edmodo community at this link. Once I confirm your request, please read the "Welcome Note" and introduce your group to all of us. There will be news soon on a Google Hangout that we will be having to share more with everyone.
Thank you, friends. We love that you have joined us and can't wait for what is next.
Love, Van Meter Third Graders