Gobble Gobble Pennies


CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Fifth graders at Charles City Middle School had a chance to combine a math lesson with a good deed Wednesday. It’s called “Gobble Gobble Pennies” and students have been bringing in change for the last week and then they count the money.

The program started 10 years ago and every $30 pays for a meal for one student’s family on Thanksgiving. And for the students, it’s more than just a math lesson.

“We’re going to figure out how many families we can feed with the money so then we’re also doing life skills, counting the change, working with money and then also just giving back,” teacher Laura Walker said.

After all that counting, students raised about $500.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s