Preschoolers Sell their Crafts to Raise Funds for Iguana

Learning to raise funds starts early at Akiba-Schechter. Last Friday, two preschool classes of enterprising three- and four-year-olds, namely the Peach and Blue Room Afternoon Explorers, sold beautiful things they created themselves to raise money to donate to an iguana at the Shedd Aquarium.

As part of their habitat studies this year, the kids had voted on supporting the iguana, whose species is on the list of becoming endangered. Rumor has it a monkey was also in the running.

They distributed flyers and made posters to announce their sale, and on Friday afternoon, set up a boutique in the school’s entrance atrium, offering colorful fans, bookmarks, jewelry boxes, chocolate candies, toy snakes and lunch bags.

They proudly raised $362.08, and this Thursday took a field trip to the Shedd Aquarium to present their donation to the Iguana Research Program.


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