Empty Bowl Dinner Success

Now that the video segment about our Empty Bowl Dinner has been posted, I can officially deem it a success. This year our 6th graders participated in our 2nd Annual Soup Bowl Dinner, inspired by the Empty Bowl Project originally created by 1997 by Lisa Blackburn andJohn Hartom. For the past two years we have held the Soup Bowl Dinner as a sixth grade service learning project in order to raise local hunger awareness and instill a commitment to community through service. Our students raised over $600 this year which was donated to Food for Others and The Ronald McDonald House. Canned food donations were taken, and sandwiches were made during the dinner, and these items were donated to a local homeless shelter.

I am very excited about the artwork that my students created. Each student created one bowl which was decorated with a personal symbol. Our FCPS new station came to our event this year and now the segment is available for everyone’s viewing pleasure. I am so proud of each of our sixth graders, for all of their hard work and their giving throughout the project.

Follow the link to view the video segment:

http://www.fcps.edu/DIT/streaming/ss05_soupbowl.asx

Here is a link to our students’ beautiful and meaningful work:

http://picasaweb.google.com/ttiwedas/IdentityBowls2009#

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