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FOOD in Schools ~ Working List EYEOPENER
Post by ajasfolks2 on Mar 20th, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Please help by adding to this list.
What I'm after is a list of events/lessons where food is used in schools -- OTHER than reg scheduled Bfast/Lunch served by cafeteria.
Below is what I've come up with off the top of my head.
PLEASE add to this list as to events you've encountered in your school -- public or private school -- where food has been used.
THANKS! Project related to this in the works.
(I kind of went in order of school year . . . for those with traditional school calendar)
"Back to School" party
Martin Luther King Day
Pres Inaugural Day
St. Patrick's Day
End of School
Each child's birthday party
Teacher's birthday party
Student Star of the Week (weekly party)
End of Quarter/Unit parties
Cafeteria Behavior Reward Parties
Regular In-class rewards (candy)
Dr. Seuss celebration
Class Play (cast party -- no, not making this one up)
Rewards for collecting the most ______ (donations, typically)
Jump Rope for Heart party
Academic "Field Day"
Physical Fitness "Field Day"
Presidential Fitness "testing" days
Long-term substitute teacher -- "you were so good for me" party
Math -- using candy to count
Again, thanks for suggestions and additions.
This comprehensive list will be very helpful to open eyes, is my hope. It illustrates the extreme use of food in schools, all directions, and can serve as a starting point to begin to REDUCE this practice and eventually eliminate.
Editing to add a related link in our School Resources section:
Food as Rewards or Incentives--
The never ending struggle
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Post by ajasfolks2 on Mar 20th, 2009 at 12:53 pm
How could I forget this one?
Pizza hut Book-it program
Post by ajasfolks2 on Mar 20th, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Post by CMdeux on Mar 20th, 2009 at 01:01 pm
eggshells used as 'selectively permeable membranes.'
ALSO used to 'grow crystals' (to produce a geode-like model)
used as 'green' planting containers
Whole eggs used as 'test subjects' for a variety of purposes (often engineering related.... but occasionally for 'take care of a baby' weeks, too....)
*&%^$ peanut-butter birdfeeders... or peanut-suet birdfeeders...
Science using recycled food containers, food waste, or samples for examination with hand lenses/microscopes.
Classroom pet foods.
Cooking in class (whole other category, this one.... UGH.)
Post by raven on Mar 20th, 2009 at 01:24 pm
Post by maeve on Mar 20th, 2009 at 01:37 pm
Pastries for Parents for National Reading Month
Pizza party reward (still to be confirmed) for some reading award
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Post by Juliebove on Mar 20th, 2009 at 01:42 pm
My daughter's school has frequent pizza and ice cream parties.
They took apart tomatoes and something else (cucumbers?) to see how many seeds were inside.
They used dried beans as counters.
Did M & M math.
Post by GingerPye on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:10 pm
DARE pizza party
Doughnuts with Dad
Muffins with Mom
Classroom teacher retirement party (I've got that one coming up to plan for)
edit to add: Collecting milk caps as fundraiser
Student Council pizza party as a reward for _____ (at least once a year)
Spelling Challenge fundraiser -- ice cream party for class with most pledges/money raised
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Post by rysmom on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:13 pm
dd class just read some blueberry story and they all had to bring a blueberry treat to school to share
Post by GingerPye on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:16 pm
This is maybe extracurricular, but they worked once a week during the school day and then had a district competition after school:
Future Problem Solving district competition (TAG program) with pizza party
Post by Susan on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:29 pm
100 day celebration, fire drill reward, rice used as a weight in winter craft.
Post by CMdeux on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:34 pm
Colonial crafts reminded me of this one...
WALNUT SHELLS used as a dye/ink.
Post by GingerPye on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:35 pm
Selling popcorn and home ec-baked cookies as a fundraiser right after school lets out
Selling lollipops before/after school as a fundraiser --- buy one for your friend and we will deliver it to your friend (during class time) with a message from you!
Post by CMdeux on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:41 pm
Student government/student publication fundraisers..... UGH.
Yup.... whereby, for just a buck, you can send a CANDY-GRAM to a student, staffer, or teacher during HOMEROOM time....
Halloween candy-grams, Christmas candy-grams, Valentines candy-grams, Columbus Day Candy-grams....
Arbor Day candy-grams....
Vernal Equinox Candy-Grams......
Dia de los Ninos Candy Grams....
National Pet Week Candy-Grams...
Post by CMdeux on Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:43 pm
Band and athletic team fundraisers--
World's Best Chocolate bars....
(Both these and the Candy-Grams tend to make an appearance beginning in Middle School.)