As part of our April green challenge to help endangered species, the 7th and 8th grade will be participating in a penny war. What is a penny war and how does it tie into the green challenge?
Penny wars is a voluntary fundraising project. The project will run from Monday, April 13th through Friday, April 17th. Each homeroom will have an enclosed, labeled container with a slit large enough to insert coins. Students will have a chance every morning until announcements to put their pennies in their class’ container. One point is received for every penny in the container. Students may put other coins into the containers of OTHER classes. Each silver coin reduces the number of points from that container by the amount of the coin. (e.g. a nickel reduces the points by five, a dime by ten, etc…) This is where strategy counts. Containers are emptied and counted daily. The total monetary amount of silver coins is deducted from the total number of pennies for the day. The totals for all classes are posted daily to encourage friendly competition.
The best part is this project is that all the money collected will be donated to an organization for the grade band to sponsor/adopt an endangered animal. The class with the most points at the end will receive the privilege to determine what animal(s) we sponsor in addition getting the privilege of sitting in chairs at our next Green Challenge Assembly.
Save up those pennies so we can help save a species!!