Journal 4- Cleaning up Crown Point and Helping VPK

For our Mitzvah trip last Friday the middle school was split up, each class going to a different place. 6th Grade went to clean up Crown Point and play with the VPK kids. We had a 2nd Grade partner and the middle schooler carried the trash bag while the 2nd Grader (and sometimes the middle schooler) picked up trash and put it in the bag. We went most of the way to San Jose, cleaned a parking lot, and then turned around. It was hot, but we got ice pops afterward!

Then, after having a break to cool down and eat our snacks, we went to the preschool. We split the class into two, one half going to one room, one to the other. My partner was a boy named Eytan. He was quiet but nice. We went on top of a tower and played Play-Doh before having a snack. Then we read a story. Then, we sadly have to leave. I felt good about doing both, Crown Point because we helped the world an VPK because I like little kids.


2 thoughts on “Journal 4- Cleaning up Crown Point and Helping VPK

  1. Jake,
    Is Eytan is a very quiet child he might NEED a friend like you! I am glad that you enjoyed working with him. I hope you will watch for him as you walk through the halls so you can say “hi”.

    I know that it was hot cleaning up Crown Point Road but all projects won’t be “fun” or “easy”. I get the feeling that you understood that. Sometimes we have to push ourselves to get the job done even when it isn’t fun.

  2. I think it is wonderful that your school does this! Perhaps you can suggest tot he to increase the frequency? It seems that the litter piles up faster than the clean-up times are set to correct. I mean it has only been 6 weeks since the clean-up date and it could use another one already. What is the frequency?

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