Ben Wall, a fourth-grade teacher at Rivermont Elementary, is sacrificing his stomach or, at the least his taste buds, to help his students learn at home. Mr. Wall created a smoothie challenge before Spring Break to encourage children to participate in instruction at home. Students who turned in all of their work for the week could provide an ingredient for his smoothie.
Students got into the challenge and completed their work.
They were also creative in the ingredients Wall was to include in his smoothie blend. The items included bananas, popcorn, strawberries, tuna (including the water in the can), Brussel sprouts, cream corn, bread, black beans, mayonnaise, and imitation butter. Mr. Wall added milk to help blend the concoction.
Mr. Wall did not enjoy the smoothie, but he recorded drinking it for his students. The worst part, the first video did not work, and he had to do it twice.
“It was chunky, but not very tasty,” said Mr. Wall in his video.