Spirit of Giving

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OneOC’s Spirit of Giving event enables Title-1 first-grade students to improve their literacy skills and empowers them to make a difference in their communities. OneOC promotes a Service-Learning curriculum to students and teachers to boost the academic process. During this event, volunteers read stories about giving to inspire students to participate in future volunteer service projects. Each child will be given a book to inspire reading and engagement in future charitable opportunities.

Service Learning Lesson Plan

Service learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. This form of learning emphasizes critical thinking and personal reflection while encouraging a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.
Service learning offers students immediate opportunities to apply classroom learning to support or enhance the work of local agencies that often exist to effect positive change in the community.
Check out the First Grade lesson plan that teaches students how to help others within their immediate family, school and community.


First Grade lesson plan for Spirit of Giving
Family activity for Family Volunteer Day



  • How Students Benefit from Service Learning

    Educational Benefits:

    • Service learning positively impacts a student’s academic knowledge.
    • Service learning positively impacts a student’s educational outcomes like: demonstrated complexity of understanding, problem analysis, problem-solving analysis, critical thinking, and cognitive development.
    • Service learning improves a student’s ability to understand complexity and ambiguity.
    • Service learning improves a student’s ability to apply what they have learned to “the real world.”
    • Service learning exposes students to people different from themselves.
    • Service learning improves a student’s social responsibilities and citizenship skills.
    • Service learning increases the chances of involvement in future community service.

    Personal Benefits:

    • Service learning provides students with a greater sense of personal efficacy, personal identity, spiritual growth, and moral development.
    • Service learning encourages interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others, and build leadership and communication skills.

    Social Benefits:

    • Service learning exposes students to people different from themselves.
    • Service learning improves a student’s social responsibilities and citizenship skills.
    • Service learning increases the chances of involvement in future community service.

  • The Impact of Reading Aloud to Children

    • 10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids:
      https://www.earlymoments.com/Promoting-Literacy-and-a-Love-of-Reading/Why-Reading-to-Children-is-Important/
    • First Grader Language Development Milestones:
      http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-milestones/first-grader-language-development-milestones/
    • Instructional Strategies that Encourage Students’ Engagement with Text: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/revisiting-read-aloud-instructional-strategies-encourage-students-engagement-text

Questions? Contact Abby Edmunds, Volunteer Services Manager, at [email protected] or call 714-953-5757 x123.