Eighth grade ELA students partook in the "Sock It With Love" community service project and field trip on December 14th to the Pflugerville Health Care Center where students experienced real-world connections to their current expository text studies about community service, which will subsequently lead to students designing individual or collaborative community service projects this six weeks.
During the visit to the Pflugerville Health Care Center, students enjoyed direct interaction with a population of 84 elderly citizens at the nursing home by singing holiday songs, explaining the meaning of community service, and distributing over 100 unused socks to the residents.
Students, Emily Jaimes and Angelie Vera, introduced Decker Middle School students and explained that “community service is a way to help people and the more we help, the better our community becomes.”
The campus sock drive ran from November 28th - December 13th. When asked how the field trip impacted them, participants Karionsae Collins, Genesis Jones, and Teya McCain stated: “We felt happy, thankful, and glad to be able to sing along with the residents and put smiles on their faces.”