Erpenbeck Elementary School is a culture of engaged learning and deep compassion.
Second graders have put their learning into action to support Scarf It Up, a local nonprofit. This organization makes handmade scarves and they are in need of hats, gloves and mittens. Student teacher Alena Harthun has been leading an interdisciplinary unit in Mrs. Schreckenhofer’s 2nd grade class from MLK Day and culminating February 17. After studying climate, reading The Mitten Tree, and carrying out research using observations and surveys, the students collected winter hats, gloves/mittens for community members served by Scarf it Up. Second graders counted, sorted, and charted the donations, and will present them to Scarf It Up with friendly notes and good wishes.