Student Thank You Letter

Student Thank You Letter

Dance Curriculum Designs appreciates elementary school dance specialist, Kellianne Floyd, in Spartanburg 2 Schools (SC) who sent this image she made of a “thank you” note that one of her 2nd graders wrote to Donors Choose.   Donors Choose was started by a history teacher. In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one book he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials. He figured there were people out there who’d want to help — if they could see where their money was going. Charles sketched out a website where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. His colleagues posted the first 11 requests. Then it spread. Today, they are open to every public school in America.   The note that Kellianne’s second grade student wrote was to thank them for providing IPads for their dance classroom.  You will see the small drawing of the iPad in the upper part of the drawing.  Unprompted, this child drew an image of the “Dance Elements Daisy” which made a strong impression on her as a learning tool to instill the dance elements.  Notice the recall and the visual impact the daisy had on her learning.  And the drawing is even in scale.  That must be a pretty savvy second grader and second-grade class.  This is the first year they have had dance in the school’s curriculum.  Good work by instilling the dance...