The students in our programs recently put on a puppet show all about germs and staying clean. We had read books at different reading levels about microscopes, germs, and being clean.  Then, the students wrote their lines for the show based on the readings.  We had soap, wash cloths, bubbles, toothbrushes and tissues for props.  At the end we sang the song "Brush your Teeth" by Raffi.  The students especially loved looking through the microscope at leaves, onions, etc.  The puppet show was a fun way to teach students about germs.  
 
Puppets
This unit was part of our May enrichment, where students were able to participate in hands-on lessons about bacteria/germs, the concept of microscopic organisms, good hygiene, why we sneeze and how to fight germs.  The group consisted of a kindergartner, three first graders, a second grader, a third grader and a sixth grader.  The lessons included age and reading level appropriate reading and writing, and the puppet show performance included props and a song with direction by the older student.  

SOWMA currently distributes over 1,000 backpacks annually to our students in need, kindergarten through grade 12. 

Help us celebrate our birthday by doubling our goal to collect 2,000 backpacks. 

School on Wheels is celebrating its 10th birthday on
Friday, September 12, 6:30pm at Showcase Live, Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA.  
We hope you’ll save the date for our birthday party and
dance to the slammin’ sound of the Soul Ambition Band. 

Watch for details to come…

Since 2004, SOWMA has grown from serving 20 children on a $2,000 budget, to now serving over 225 kids a year, with 27 students in college and delivering 1,000 backpacks annually to kids impacted by homelessness. 


Our students at the Louison Center are learning all about caterpillars and butterflies.

In a downpour, on Saturday, April 26, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) enjoyed an outpouring of support for the fourth annual Outrunning Homelessness 5K/2.6 Mile Race & Fun Walk. More than 600 caring souls with soggy soles came out to DCR's Borderland State Park in Easton to make the event an overwhelming success. 

Originally published in The Huffington Post

When University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Kerenne Paul crosses the stage in her cap and gown on Friday, May 16, the occasion will be a day of firsts for the 22-year-old formerly homeless undergraduate and her mentors at the non-profit organization, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA). Kerenne will be the first in her family to graduate from college and the first student in SOWMA's High School Plus (HSP) program to receive a college diploma. At the same time, Kerenne's four siblings will be looking forward to their futures: her two older sisters will be graduating from Bridgewater State University this year and her younger brother is a sophomore at Suffolk University. Her youngest brother in middle school is already talking about his college choices. 

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