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Medford campus students collect tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Camden

can tab groupThis year Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus students in Ms. DiMarco’s class participated in a year-long service project. Students collected tabs from aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey. Tabs were brought in by students and a collection bin was also placed in the Kirby’s Mill School teachers’ lounge. To help make the service project also an educational experience for students, math skills were incorporated. After collections were done, students were asked to estimate how many tabs they had collected. Students looked at the containers and guessed how many there were. Guesses varied from a few hundred to a few million! Once all guesses were recorded, students began counting to find out the exact number. Some students counted them individually, some made piles of five, piles of ten and even piles of twenty-five. It took three days to count all of the tabs and add up totals. The students were very proud that they were able to collect 6,557 tabs! The tabs will now be taken to the Ronald McDonald house in Camden where they will be recycled to generate money to help fund programs for families of children hospitalized with serious illnesses.

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