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Mrs. V. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chew on This..(Healthy Students) Pt.1

My project needs 16 copies of Chew on This by Eric Schlosser.

  • $198 goal

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Bronx Green Middle School started its second year as a public school in September 2007. Last year we had our first fresh crop of sixth graders and as they moved on to seventh grade a new crop of students emerged... Our mission is to empower students academically, socially, and emotionally to consistently make wise choices. We have a school garden on-site that allows our students to take ownership of their surroundings, cultivate their patience, and expand their knowledge of culture, healthy food choices, and the green environment. As part of my 6th grade ELA curriculum students are immersed in a persuasive essay unit. After reading Chew on This I thought, "What a great topic for essay writing and it's a perfect match with the mission of our school!" I am requesting 16 copies of Chew on This to help teach my students about the importance of making well informed decisions that will affect their daily lives. My school is located in the Bronx, New York. We are truly in the center of an urban community. The easiest choice for our students is to head straight to McDonald's afterschool (there's one 2 blocks away in one direction and another 4 blocks in the other direction). Approximately 90% of our students are "latchkey" kids; therefore, fast food is often the option for dinner. I want them to KNOW. To know what they are putting into their bodies and the healthier choices they can make. Chew on This will help me in this endeavor. It has vivid descriptions and interesting facts that students would never know unless it is presented to them. Honestly, would anyone want to know that those delicious chicken nuggets have glue in them?

Mrs. V.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson • Barnes and Noble $8.05 16 $128.80

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