Cutting along the lines-Selfless Saturdays

Manhattan, New York, 11th July 2009: On July 11th the Selfless Saturdays group decided to help out at P.S. 124 in Chinatown. Kids (much like me) need visual tools to help them grasp math concepts like fractions so the teachers needed various shapes cut out of construction paper. That’s where this group came into the picture!

We cut triangles, hexagons, rhombi (who said adults can’t learn anything from second graders?), squares and other shapes which we still do not the know the names of. All in a days work!

If you would like to join for next month’s community seva event, email us at SelflessSaturday@unitedsikhs.org

*****Update*********

Alice, the principle of P.S. 124, sent the following thank you note:

“..thanks again for recruiting the volunteers today and helping us to make a big dent in getting the pattern blocks cut as well as unpacking the supplies and the tomato plants staked. ..”

Some kids joined to show us the ropes of paper cutting.  There was some "small hand envy" in the room for sure.

Some kids joined to show us the ropes of paper cutting. There was some "small hand envy" in the room for sure.

1-million-one, 1-million-2, 1-million-3.  How many triangles did we need again?

1-million-one, 1-million-2, 1-million-3. Wait, how many triangles did we need again?

Joga decided to go for the big boy tools.

Joga decided to go for the big boy tools. We were un-impressed ;p

Assembly Line

Some of us had complicated methods for cutting, others stuck to the basics. Jokes about our product were never ending.

Finishing the last few (hundred) triangles

Finishing the last few (hundred) triangles

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