Northwood students learn through canned food donation drive (PHOTOS)

Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 18:08 PM.

In the contest, the teacher whose students collected the most donations threw a pie in the face of the teacher whose class collected the least amount. 

Students in Erika Holt's class watched their teacher throw a pie in the face of Crystal Daniels.

 Holt said the overall purpose of this competition was to fill in a educational need.  

"The whole project started because our students struggled with graphing skills, mainly reading graphs and interpreting the information," she said. "I think (the competition) was a success because since this project, the students have showed improvement on assignments where graphs were involved."

In addition to furthering their education, Holt said the competition also gave students insight into giving to others.

"I think it was also a meaningful experience for them to load up the food and realize they were collecting them for someone else," she said. "Kids this age usually don’t see the world from a bigger perspective, so to collect things to give away to other people was another added bonus lesson."



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