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McFee students achieve math goal, donate to fallen soldiers fund

January 18, 2017

0118Students in Charidy Chancey’s fourth-grade class celebrate achieving a Think Through Math goal that led to a donation for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.McFee-Think-Through-Math.jpg
Students in Charidy Chancey’s fourth-grade class celebrate achieving a Think Through Math goal that led to a donation for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Jan. 18, 2017—Students in Charidy Chancey’s fourth-grade class at McFee Elementary School are finding a way to learn and give back at the same time. The program Think Through Math is making both possible.

The online remedial instruction program allows students the opportunity to earn points that can be used in numerous ways to earn prizes, including classroom rewards such as pizza parties, gift cards or giving to numerous charities.

Chancey’s students chose to donate to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships for the surviving children of fallen special operations forces.

The students reached their first goal in less than three months, earning 600,000 points toward their first goal that were good for a $50 donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The class is currently on its way to reaching the next goal of 600,000 points to help children with cancer through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I have the most amazingly caring class,” Chancey said. “As their teacher, I couldn’t be more proud! I honestly wasn’t surprised they chose to give to a charity, because they are amazing kids.  What did surprise me was how quickly they achieved their goal.”

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