Friday, 6 May 2011

There's Something "Moo" on the Horizon

Our new recording sign.
Get ready!  MooTV is being released on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Mrs. Swelander asked students to come up with an innovative way to teach other students about what they have learned about added sugar in the milk served in our lunch program.  They decided that making an educational, but entertaining movie would be the best way to spread their message.  This way classes can view the movie at the time that works best for them, since it is a very busy time of year with testing and such.  A movie was also the best option because students could post it online.  Other schools across the province or country (or world) can also view it and don't have to take the time to make their own movie.  We decided anyone can use our movie for educational purposes.  Our entire movie was written and acted by the students in our class, but we got help with the camera from Mrs. Swelander and Mrs. Peters.  We got to use many new computer programs.
A scene from MooTV "Episode 1."
We discovered that making a movie is not as easy as it sounds, although it's not impossible.  We had so many ideas, we had trouble making only one movie, so we've made MooTV "Episode 1."  If the ratings are good, we'll make more movies.

Meet Our Honourary Class Member
Every member of our class has a superhero name they were given in September.  We use these names when we do things online so that Mrs. Swelander knows who we are, but we are protected online.  This morning we got a visit from a student in grade 2.  She wanted to show us the button she made and
Chocolate-No-More Woman's Button
is wearing to school to make other people aware of the added sugar in our chocolate milk.  We've made her an honourary member of our class and so we gave her a superhero name of her very own: Chocolate-No-More Woman.  (We had a vote.)  We'd like you to see the badge she made and wore all day long.  WAY TO GO!

Another Breakfast with MILK

Yummy regular milk!
This morning our class had another breakfast with milk.  This was our second breakfast in class since starting The Milk Revolution.  Today we had a big reading test, so it was the perfect way to start the day.

We have one more breakfast coming up in May, so we'll keep you posted on that.

What else is "Moo"?

Our bulletin board.
We have our bulletin board started outside our classroom.

Students are preparing to speak at our Parent Association meeting May 10, 2011.

The Revolution Roll-Out hits classrooms in our school Tuesday, May 10, 2011.  We will be sharing MooTV "Episode 1" as well as the video clip of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution that started our whole revolution.

Our world map has gone digital, which is much easier for keeping track of visits from around the world.

By May 13, new order forms will be going home with students so they can change their milk order.  We're hoping at least 60% of students will switch to white milk.  Our lunchroom coordinator said she has already noticed more white milk is being ordered.  That's a great start!

The Milk Revolution is moving full-steam ahead.  Spread the word!

4 comments:

  1. You guys are amazing! It is so fun to be a part of the revolution!

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  2. My family is having an argument about chocolate milk. My husband says it is the best thing to drink after working out! Do you know if this is true? Also, what is better to drink with lunch at school, juice or chocolate milk? I can hardly wait for you to release Moo TV.

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  3. Was watching a show about good nutrition and they were saying that if you mix regular white milk with chocolate milk you can reduce the amound of sugar in the chocolate milk. Is that true?

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  4. Great revolution on milk, it will benefit many people who are not very much into milk. They will really know the true value of milk now.

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