Monthly Archives: July 2010

PURPLE TEAM: The SOS Rap

Gimme a P! Gimme a U! Gimme an R! Gimme a P!  Gimme a L! Gimme a E! Gimme a T! Gimme an E! Gimme an A! Gimme an M! What’s that spell? Purple Team!

THERE IS NO TEAM, LIKE THE PURPLE TEAM, WHICH IS OUR TEAM RIGHT HERE.

WE WILL SHOW WE’RE THE BEST TEAM, IN THE VERY SOS THIS YEAR,

AND IN NO TIME, THE ZINE IS BIG TIME, WITH THE LEADER SOS STARS.F

OR ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TAKE ONE MORE PHOTO, AND THE SOS ZINE IS OURS!

by Lauren and Rachel

 

At RAFT the purple team got to help organize a load of bottle caps into a way to teach kids how to add and subtract. We put numbered stickers onto the green caps and mathematical operations onto the white caps. The kids when they got these caps would pick two green caps and either add or subtract depending on the white cap. We helped put the stickers on and organize them.

RAFT is a non-profit organization that helps teachers get supplies for their classes at a reduced price.

RAFT

The Purple Team visited RAFT, an organization that helps teachers get supplies, and did some volunteer work. RAFT aims to aid teachers pay for school supplies, so they use recycled materials and turn them into things that the children can use in their classrooms. When our team entered RAFT, there were tables with bins filled with green or clear bottle caps, and other bins with numbers or number sign stickers. Our task was to place the stickers on the bottle caps so that they could be used for math games–pretty high tech stuff, huh? Actually, it was a very tedious job, and we found ourselves constantly asking for breaks. After three bins and a loss of patience, it was finally time to go. But although the work was time-consuming, it was made much more enjoyable with jokes and encouragement from friends. It was really fulfilling to be able to help out teachers, even if it was a little repetitive. Plus, RAFT’s break rooms had cookies!

By Rachel

Live Oak

On Tuesday, the SOS Purple Team visited Live Oak Adult Day Center to have fun with some seniors there. At Live Oak, we dropped off our bags and headed to the multi-purpose room where we were greeted by the manager and the seniors. First we heard the weather report for the week. Next we stretched out and learned some taichi. Then, we settled down for a promisingly fun game of Jeopardy. We had a blast playing the game what with droll comments from all around and the seniors falling asleep every so often. It was a memorable time and one that definitely should be repeated again.

-Nitya