This event was modeled after the NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness, a competitive bracket style tournament. During the tournament, all 4th grade classes competed against each other, all 5th grade classes competed against each other, and all 6th grade classes competed against each other. The judges picked a winner from each grade level to move onto the March Snackness Finals.
Unfortunately, due to school closures, half-days, etc. we couldn’t go into a semi-final round and had to go straight to a final round. Nonetheless, the students are really having a great time creating fun snacks and seeing those created by others.
The judges created a rubric to judge all the snacks. Snacks are judged based on taste, whether all components of MyPlate are included in the snack, and a write-up(LAL) that includes a math piece (nutritional facts) and historical significance.
Through this event, students showcase the ability to work as a team, learn about the importance of eating healthy, how easy it is to eat healthy, and how fun it can be to create new/healthy snacks.
There is definitely a buzz in the air at Lincoln Annex, and surely the competitive spirit that our students have is driving their creativity and we are seeing the most creative snacks yet!
Supervisor of Physical Education,
Health, and Wellness