school class learned about eating foods that were healthy and good for
you. Instead of eating sweets, cakes, pies and chocolate biscuits, she
taught them to eat fruits and vegetables.
what is the best fruit to eat?” Jack raised his hand to ask.
“We all like
different fruit. My favorite fruit is strawberries. What is yours,
Jack?” Miss Crawford smiled.
bananas,” Jack said.
“I like apples,
Miss Crawford,” Angela said.
I like grapes, oranges, pears and tomatoes,” Jill said.
“A tomato isn't
a fruit. Jill doesn't know anything, Miss Crawford.” Percy stuck his
tongue about at Jill.
that. It happens that Jill is correct. A tomato is a fruit. What is your
favorite fruit, Percy?”
“I guess I like
lemons,” Percy said.
lemons. That means he's a sour puss,” Jilly taunted.
fruits are good for you. Now, what about your vegetables? Who likes to
eat vegetables?” Miss Crawford looked at each student. None of them
raised their hands. “You mean not one of you likes any vegetables?”
“I guess I like
carrots,” Megan said, “but only if they are raw.”
broccoli, Miss Crawford,” Andrea said. “My mom says its good for me.”
“It is. I think
we're going to have a parade. I want each of you to draw your favorite
vegetable. When you're finished we'll make them into flags and walk
around the school. Everyone will see our favorite vegetables.” Miss
Crawford instructed the students to get out their crayons and paper.
finished, She stapled each drawing to a wooden dowel. “There now, you've
all got your flag. Let's start our parade.”
marched around the school waving their flags back and forth. The other
classes stopped to look. When they got back to class, Miss Crawford
said, “There now! You just taught the whole school about how good
vegetables are for them. Take your flags home and ask your mother's to
fix you your favorite vegetable for supper tonight.”
And they did.