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Teacher: Angela Hendershot who teaches at Linden Elementary school in Doylestown, PA.

Name of Best Practice: Turkey Toss

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To raise money for needy families in the school district and provide them with a hearty Thanksgiving meal.

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5, other

Materials Needed: Basketballs, basketball nets

Turkey Toss

Every year, we hold a Turkey Toss for all students during their PE class and it starts on a Monday. Each child is asked to donate $1.00. Whether or not each child donates, as a class they will rotate to different centers (Basketball related). At one station, I will keep track of how many baskets are made. At the end of each class we add the total amount of baskets made.On Friday, we announce who has won the "Turkey Toss" and that class receives a trophy to keep for the entire year. We also announce how much money was raised. Not only do students donate but we include teachers as well. Teachers are offered a "jean day" if they donate $5.00. As a school it is a great community event focusing on helping others in need while having fun doing it.

Variations:

You can do this with any sport

Teaching Suggestions/Tips:

Have the Nurse or PTA parents help with the counting of money and creating the holiday baskets for each needy family.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

There are baskets at all different heights, and balls of all different sizes and weights to use.

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Posted on PEC: 10/21/2010 and has received 55 votes.

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