Pay It Forward
Have you ever heard of Pay It Forward Day? Each year, on April 28th, we are encouraged to perform random acts of kindness for friends, family members, and even total strangers.

Today’s Activities

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Jane Adams is a famous woman in history. In fact, she was the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. She wanted to find a way to “fix the world” by helping people who were less fortunate than her. Watch her inspirational story, “The House That Jane Built”.

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math

Do you collect coins at home? Try this math activity called “Jamir’s Money Jar”. The solutions to the problems are at the bottom of the page.

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ELO Virtual Architecture Expo

Join the ELO Virtual Architecture Expo! Listen to the story, “Iggy Peck, Architect” and hear the rules for the contest. Then you can start building your own structure!

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Pay it Forward

April 28th is Pay It Forward Day. Use this graphic organizer or make a list of six nice things that you can do for someone else today.

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Peaceful Place

Hull House, the dream created by Jane Adams, included thirteen buildings, including a gymnasium, coffee house, theatre, music school, community kitchen, and art gallery. Do you have a favorite place? Click on the Go Noodle Video to help you think about that place.

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Paper House

If you have a printer, you can print out this paper house template and make your own Hull House. If you don’t have a printer, you can follow the template idea to make your own paper house.

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