Wednesday, October 28, 2015

After School Enrichment: Are You Ready to be Scared Silly?

Did you know that the average American consumes 116 pounds of sugar every year!

Scientists beware...you may go into SUGAR SHOCK during this experiment!

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/danger-dessert/99091
http://www.timeforkids.com/photos-video/video/sugar-shock-191441

How much sugar is in your favorite Halloween candy?  (1 teaspoon is equal to 4 grams of sugar.)

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!
Use your imagination and write a non-fiction text about sugar.  You will write about the topic from  the first person point of view...that means you are writing from the perspective of sugar!!

Dear Humans, Love Sugar
Below is a list of questions that you should answer when you are writing!  Remember you are writing from the first person point of view - you are SUGAR!

What is your name?
Why are you important?
What do you look like?
What do humans know about you?
What you do want humans to know about you?
Who likes you?
Where are you found?  (Be Specific!)
What are three facts about you?

Have fun!  Be creative!  Don't go into Sugar Shock!  
Special thanks to Inspire Me ASAP for this great unit.  It can be found at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Lesson-and-Experiment-about-Sugar-1468696.

See you at the edge!

30 comments:

  1. Dear Super Fun 3rd Grade Humans,

    Hello! I hope you are having a hauntingly great time at after school enrichment. Don't you just love sugary treats? I am excited to write to you and introduce myself. Here are some tasty tidbits about me the Milky Way Midnight Bar. Doesn't my name just make you drool?

    Did you know that dark chocolate is good for you and I am made of that healthy dark chocolate! This is why I am important. Well, if I am honest, I have a little of that healthy dark chocolate and a great deal of sugar. BUT, I am a beautifully wrapped bar of dark goodness. If you like the midnight colors, you will love me!

    It is important that you know I have 29 grams of sugar in me. This is 116 teaspoons of sugar every time you eat me - I will really get your brain rolling and your body hyped up! I am very high in sugar and people who like dark chocolate really enjoy me! To be honest, I am not a healthy snack. In fact, I have more bad points than good points when you are talking about healthy eating.

    I can be found at the Shell station or at Walmart! You can buy me as a single or in a 6 pack - I even can be bought as a package of minis! If you are interested in delicious goodness, please find me and take me home today!

    Love Sugar,
    The Milky Way Midnight Bar
    aka Mrs. Belinda

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    1. I apologize. My math is backwards. This is what happens when you eat too much sugar too late at night. There are 7 teaspoons of sugar in each of me!!

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    2. Whew! That's good to know! I was panicking when I read 116 teaspoons of sugar. 7 is not good, but 116 is terrifying!!!
      Toni

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  2. I am Mr. Hershey Kiss people love me. It is important to know I have 32 grams of sugar . Brady loves me . So come to Walmart and buy me . I have lots of chocolate that's what makes me special . I am shaped like candy corn in chocolate . Humans know I am bad for them but that nonsense . I want humans to know I am good to eat . I give you energy . By Brady

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    1. I like the way you said that is noncense

      Claire

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    2. Brady, please use commas and apostrphe.
      From,
      Kendyl

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  3. Hi! I am Skittles. I am very tasty. But I am not healthy. I have 2.85 teaspoons in each pack of me. I am loved by a lot of people. I am not chocolate but people still like me. I am different colors. I am the color purple aka grape my friends are Green Apple, Lemon, Strawberry, and Orange. You can eat me in one bite. I am at Walmart , Target , Big Star , Dollar Tree , and more. You should buy and eat me!

    Love,
    Skittles
    aka Claire

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    1. same esact interdiction.Brayden

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    2. That is so cool Brayden!
      Claire

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    3. Claire grate sentenc and good job.Lillian

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    4. Claire, I love how creative you are with your text, especially when you talk about Grapes friends.
      Toni

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  4. Dear 3rd Grade Kids,
    I am Whoppers Wipes. I'm important because I'm a chocolate ball. I'm a little crunchie ball covered in chocolate. Kids love me! That is why I am known. Kids favor me. I'm found in Shells, Target, and Walmart. I have facts about about me here they are: I'm chocolate, I have 24 grames of suger, and 6 tsp of suger.
    Find me!!!!!
    Whopper Wipes

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    1. I like how you put Whooper Wipes. Colton

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    2. great job Lillian By Brady

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  5. That was from lillian

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  6. Hi am skittles.I'm important because I have gumdrop goodnes .I'm very colorful I can be many different colors.Well when you reley think about it, I'm not very hethey I have 11.4 g of suger.So in the end I'm not hethey but you can still get me at Walmart and the shell station.Brayden

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    1. excellent very neat By Brady

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    2. Very creative name
      By dominick

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    3. Braden I think you need to and more.Lillian

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  7. Did you know you could buy this candy at Walmart.Hello!I am butterman.I am important because when kids think of me they think of a buttery candy.This is why I am important.

    Colton

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  8. My name is Hershey. I am important because I am made of chocolate. I am a black delicious treat. Humans know I can make them sick. Humans want too know how many grams of sugar I have. People who like chocolate like me. I am found at Walmart. I have 24 grams of sugar. I am delicious. I am black.

    By Hershey
    aka dominick

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  9. I'm Reese! I am important because I am rapped in goodness. I look like chocolate that stings your eyes but, I t taste even better. I'm the star at Walmart. People think that I am bad but I am not.I have 16 grams of ( not so bad) surgar. Dean adores me. Dean

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  10. Dear humans, this is Kit Kat. I'm important because almost everybody loves me. I know that my recent owner Anna Kate loves me! I have a crisp waffle on the inside and dark chocolate on the outside. Humans know I'm dangerous! Humans want to know why they love me! I am found in Walmart and Sams! I have 21 grams of sugar! I'm delicious and people love me! LOVE, sugar

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    1. I like how you said "humans want to know why they love me!"
      Cian

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  11. Dear Humans of thoose reading this,
    I am the hershey kiss you know and eat I have sugar do not say i am bad I have a lot of bad sugar but not all the sugar is super
    bad I have 5.8 tsp of sugar when you eat meeeeeeeeeee sorry there is not muchhhhh energy in sugar it depletes energyyyyyyyyyyyy
    I am found at bigstar,dollar genral, and many moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
    From sugar love it,
    The hershey kiss AKA Cian Mc Cain Barber

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  12. Hello humans I come from a place called dollar general and my name is nerds and you can EAT ME!!!!! I am SOURY GODDNES!!! I know what your thinking you think im unhealthy. but im good for you my because my packedge makes you smarter so eat me when you eat me youll eat more and youll get addicted and suger makes you live longer and I have 3 teaspoons of it. so eat me please anyway kids love me. in conclusion EAT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Cameron

    ps. I lied

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  13. My name is Mrs. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I am important because many people love my sweet chocolate and peanut butter taste. I am covered in chocolate and when you bite into me all you taste is sweet peanut butter. Most humans think I am way more than sweet! They think I'm delishous! I wish for people to know that they hurt me when they don't buy me. I also want them to know that I have 21 grams of sugar. I am pretty much found at every store in the candy aisle. If you ask me, I am better than any other candy in the world. My chocolate will give you a sugar shock in less than one bite. I am good enough to give you way more than a sugar shock. !!!
    Always Love Sugar,
    Mrs. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
    AKA
    Kendyl

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  14. Hello 3rdgrade my name is mr.candy corn jr . I am important because I must be ate on Halloween! My colors are orange, white, and yellow. Humans love me! Humans must why I have lots of suger. Many people love me. I am found at Halloween stores . I have 32 grams in ME! I make you sick. You can get atracketed to me. By mr. candy corn jr. aka Benjamin.

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  15. Greetings, fellow humans! You probably know me as the Hersey's Kiss w/Almonds, but my real name is Hersey. If you want to find me, look for my golden foil wrapper. Inside you will find a rich, chocolate coated almond. I am important because I bring joy to the land. Without me, this world would not be awesome, and the world needs to be awesome. That is my responsibility, my specialty, and my reason for existence. All of the children find me delicious except for the ones with peanut allergies. Each of my friends are giftedly made and then wrapped in golden foil. All of the children and parents have a craving for me. If you want in on the awesomeness, you can find me on the candy isle in your local Wal Mart, Dollar General, Freds, Piggly Wiggly, Family Dollar, and many other places.

    Hersey aka Alex Vires

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