Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Third Time's a Charm?

It has officially been three months since our class took on the challenge of changing the chocolate milk in our school.  We thought it was time for an update.

The numbers on the left side are the number of students.
We were having "technical difficulties" with our graph program.

Our goal was to change 60% of the students who drink milk to white milk.  Did we succeed?  Our final result for this year is exactly 60%.  It was difficult to keep track of the milk orders since some classes had students move away or move in while other classes had students go home to eat lunch when the weather got nice, so fewer students were in the lunchrooms.  If we did this again we might record the percentages of milk instead of number of students.

Friday, June 24, 2011 was the finale of Food Revolution and during the twitter party, Jamie Oliver tweeted out our address.  THANK YOU!  We had so many visitors from all over the world.

You can follow Jamie Oliver on Twitter at @jamieoliver or his Food Revolution Team at @FoodRevTeam

So what have we learned from running The Milk Revolution?
1. Make sure the camera is on if you are supposed to be recording.  You also need to make sure you actually press record.
2. Half of what the media (TV, newspapers and radio) says is actually true.  We've learned this because we know what was written or said about us and what is actually correct.
3.  Sometimes adults are wrong, but they listen when you give them information.
4.  Not everyone will listen to you and not everyone will like what you have to say.
5. It's ok to have fun while you work.
6. Quiet on the set means you actually have to be quiet and sit still.
7. Not everyone knows how to read the BIG stop sign on your door knob when you're recording in the classroom.
8. Even famous students have to do their math.
9. When in doubt, have a backup plan.
10. We could still learn all our subjects and do The Milk Revolution.

And to celebrate...
We are releasing our third episode of MooTV.
If you are having trouble viewing this video, try this link

Officially we are finished school on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  We didn't want anyone to forget about the revolution, so we've written a bunch of extra posts that will run over the summer.  Please stop in and see them.  We'll be back in the fall with a whole new campaign.  We're hoping to have a Milk Revolution club in the fall so we can include younger students, too.

Don't forget you can be part of the Milk Revolution.  Feel free to send in a picture over the summer.  You can send pictures and emails to themilkrevolution@gmail.com
This photo was taken by Snotty Gizardchunks at Disneyland, California, USA.


  1. themilk revolution is going well. thats pretty cool that 60% of sutudents changed. bye the way nice picture

  2. I will comment over the summer

  3. It's really cool. I like MooTV. It's all in class and we don't have to use any special effects. We just used a camera and movie maker and talked. I like that my mom danced in it and it was funny.

  4. the milk revolution is good to go to to egicateyou about your health

  5. that is amzing how we made it exactly 60%. I thought we would only make it to like 40%.

  6. You should stop drinking chocolate milk. Drink white. And remember this drink think No brown or pink.

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  8. okay STOP drinking chocolate milk drink white milk and remember this DRINK THINK NO BROWN OR PINK

  9. I made a good game its called MooTV the game is right here http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/mward1/1889080

  10. I think The Milk Revolution is going great, and now there is a third mooTV.

  11. I can not believe there are three Mootvs!

  12. I can't watch moo tv episode three Beacuse of afenticatur! I realy want two!

  13. I can hardly wait to see Episode 3. I will come to your classroom tomorrow morning so I can watch it with you. It is more fun that way!

    I can't believe what you have accomplished this year and I look forward to seeing what issues you tackle next year when you are in grade five.

    Have a wonderful summer and remember, you can change the world!