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Today's Art for Change Workshop provided by the Smithsonian Latino Center fit perfectly into our dystopian unit.  We have been looking at both negative types of propaganda that attempt to control people and revolutionary tactics aimed at reversing the mind control of negative propaganda (ad busters, Buy Nothing Day, mockingjay, etc.) At the workshop we saw posters from a social art campaign in Puerto Rico with the intention of strengthening their community's education, health, nutrition, and communication.  In groups students worked to create their own social art on topics of their choice which included bullying, racism, clean energy, immigration, security, and education.  Students' art is on display in the world languages hallway. 

 
 
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Well, 43 people were fed, 2 turkeys were sacrificed, 5 pies and about 4 dozen cupcakes were consumed, mounds of rice, atole, coditos, salad, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, stuffing, arroz con leche, flan, casava bread, and empanadas were devoured.  Am I missing anything? Thank YOU everyone for generously bringing food, drinks, and desserts to share in this truly wonderful meal.  I hope everyone feels as blessed as I do to be surrounded by such caring and generous people each day. 

 
 
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Today we had a great time at Revolution Foods.  It was interesting to see how our school breakfast and lunches are prepared.  So much work goes into making more than 20,000 meals per day. 
We are very lucky at Paul that we have Revolution Foods; the only lunch company in the nation that can boast truly healthy, fresh meals.  After an introduction, tour, and reflection, it was time to start cooking!
A panel of 4 judges sampled the work of our four teams for qualities such as flavor, appearance, presentation, cleanliness, and nutritional value.  Congrats Team Chefs (Kiana, Aleka, Fabricio, Jimena, Maati, and Kalkidane) for winning first place! I am looking forward to continuing our cooking and eating tomorrow for our Feast of Thanks.