Second graders at Mann Elementary are raising awareness/funds for Multiple Myeloma through a project they call Mann Moving Mountains.
They became interested in this cause because Dr. Detwiler. “Dr. D.” the Deputy Superintendent for the Boone County School District was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2016.
Dr. Detwiler will be raising awareness in the fall of 2018 when he climbs Mt. Everest (Kalapathar Summit = about 3.5 miles up). He has inspired the 2nd Grade Team to join him in his efforts to raise awareness and to help raise money to find a cure for Multiple Myeloma.
Through their research, they studied the human body (bones) and researched Mt. Everest. Students have learned how to use technology for research, facts about Mt. Everest, and the scientific name of many bones.
Students have also written songs, learned the importance of raising awareness for cures, designed t-shirts, assisted in the planning of a 5K run/walk by making posters and participating in morning announcements.
You can track their work here: https://www.sites.google.com/site/mannsecondgrade/home/2nd-grade-service-learning