One of the best days in my teaching career came during the food chapter in the textbook. I wanted to teach it in a way that would grab my students’ attention and would be fun for the entire class. The traditional route would have been ok, but I didn’t want the lesson to be just ok. I wanted it to be extraordinary; one for the Guinness books.
The night before we started the chapter I went to the teaching store. I passed by several posters, but I wasn’t all too convinced that a poster would get through to my students. I passed by figurines, but they weren’t too convincing either. Finally I passed by a game called “Food Fight.” I mean literally passed by, so much so I had to take a few paces back to really look at the box. It was a green box with a giant head with an open mouth and giant hands on each side. If you want to know the true meaning of LOL, I was seriously laughing out loud at this box. On the bottom of the box there were foods. I finally got it, a food fight. It was a game with food. The object of the game was to get the food in the giant mouth.