Off-campus lunch provides money for our community, the students mature and learn to become responsible adults, not to mention they get a nice break from their learning environment. According to the Berkshire Eagle “Open-campus lunch leads to students putting money back into the economy. Local establishments like Teddy’s restaurant would likely be out of business if not for the hundreds of students that pass through their doors every week at lunch.” When students eat at local establishments and fast food chains they are actually helping out their community. Students go out to eat all the time. When they bring their friends to an establishment they help their community grow.
During lunchtime, students generally make their way through the crowded cafeteria to sit with their friends, and enjoy their lunch while being supervised; however, many schools are now authorizing students to have an open campus lunchtime. An open campus allows students to leave school campus unsupervised to have lunch or hang out at a local restaurant or business. Having an open campus is beneficial because it allows students to gain independence, responsibility, trust, the health of students, socialize with friends, and help increase business at local restaurants. Therefore, I believe Arapahoe should continue to have an open campus for the benefit of our students. Having an open campus allows students to leave the school grounds to have lunch outside and be able to socialize with their peers.
Atticus allows his kids to watch the trial of Tom Robinson. For example, “Tell you what, you all can come back when you’ve eaten your supper-eat slowly, now, you won’t miss anything important--ant if the jury’s still out, you can wait with us” (Lee p. 277). Atticus permits his kids go wherever they want and whenever they want. For instance, “Yes, said our father, when Jem asked him if we could go over and sit by Miss Rachel’s fishpool with Dill, as it was last night in Maycomb” (Lee p. 67). Scout does not usually get in trouble with her father.
The story Camp Harmony by Monica Stone is about a young Japanese American girl that writes about her and her family's adaption so far at Camp Harmony. The girl and her family sat on the bus quietly only hearing a chatter from a group of university students who began to sing college songs. Some of the other people on the bus stared angrily at the group of students which caused them to raise their voices only to wake a baby up. At noon, the bus had arrived to a small town. Some of the passengers were excited to see what it looked like and others just commented on what they had thought about it.
Granted, the day came when they were both with their babysitter enjoying a delicious plate of chicken with carrot that his grandmother had prepared. However, Jonathan was amazed that his babysitter was not eating this extravagant plate. Did she not like chicken? he wondered. So, he finally asked her why she wasn’t eating the chicken with his brother and himself.
I am reading “Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway” by Jeff Kinney and I am on page 200. This book is about a kid named Greg Heffley and the trip his family is taken to an island during Christmas. On this trip the Heffleys encounter many positive and negative things. When they arrive there the resort is beautiful and looks like a lot of fun. But when they sit down for lunch a bunch of birds eats their food and have nothing left.
It was the first day of 6th grade so no one was used to such a long wait to eat. By the end of Basics class with Mrs. Pulse, an awesome teacher, we all got to eat lunch. We were pointed toward the table we were supposed to be seated at. Before we were able to get our lunch, Principal Broughton told us about a new recycle program that the school had enforced. It made sure that each student dispose of their garbage in a way that gives back to the environment.
I asked him if had ever been told someone loves him and he responded by saying “no.” My heart sunk into my stomach, and the only thing I could think to do was to guide him to eat lunch. As we both took bites out of the sandwich, I asked him about school, what sports he liked to play- which he was all too excited to talk about- but when I asked him about his family, he grew hesitant. He eventually explained to me that his mom died when he was two, and that he lived with his little sister and father. My heart broke with him when he shared that his father would hurt him, and that his sister and him were rescued this summer by their aunt, with whom they live
Now some schools have this class, but most of them don't. Usually after school and everything, kids go home and their parents are making the food so they don't have to worry about it or they go out to eat. A lot of kids, when they go to college, spend most of their money on food because they go out and buy pizza or frozen pizza or anything and don't know how to save or do anything. If you go on a date they could easily save money by making their spouse a meal instead of going out to eat and spend more money than they should. The class could also teach how to make gourmet dishes with not spending as much.
Alex and I had breakfast at Steak and Shake. I redirected the youth twice. Alex was blowing the paper from the straw onto the table and he was yawning without covering his mouth. After the redirection, Alex practiced good table manners. We went to the book store to practice social interactions and enjoy some books.