Northwood students learn through canned food donation drive (PHOTOS)


Second graders at Northwood Elementary School take non-perishable food items to a vehicle for delivery to the Lifepoint Church food pantry. The students learned the importance of charting and graphing during the food drive, which collected 763 food items for residents in need.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 06:08 PM.

CRESTVIEW —  Students at Northwood Elementary School learned how to keep track of their progress, while helping others in need, during a recent canned food drive.  

The second grade classes collected 763 non-perishable food items, donated to the Lifepoint Church food pantry for residents in need.

"We made it a competition and each class charted their results on a giant graph in the hallway," second grade teacher Nikki Thomas said. "The students graphed their results each day during math."   

Several students involved found the competition to be beneficial.  

 Second grade student Brycen Clause, 7, said, “I learned that graphs are really fun.”

Fellow classmate Cheyenne Long, 8, agreed.   

 “When I looked at the numbers it was hard to see who had more cans, but when I put the numbers in the graph I could see the winner a lot easier,” she said.

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