Gum in School? This Time, It’s Cool.

Our company president Deborah Schimberg recently met with local 7th graders for a discussion of social entrepreneurship— with lots to chew on. The students in Calcutt Middle School’s summer program, “S.E.E. CF Shine,” enjoyed learning about the history of Glee, the harvest of chicle, and the process of making gum. And they got a chance to try the process themselves, with our Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit.

GleeGum1S.E.E. CF Shine is an authentic partnership between the Central Falls School District, the organization Progreso Latino, teachers, community partners, administrators, and high school students. These groups collaboratively design and deliver a project-based, service-learning program. The program includes students from 5th to 8th grade and runs for 6 weeks, exploring themes of safety, the environment, and entrepreneurship. It’s a great way to make innovative lessons stick (pun intended)!

GleeGum3GleeGum5GleeGum6GleeGum7Want to learn more about the educational aspects of our Make Your Own Candy Kits? Be sure to check out our sample lesson plans, fun facts, and more. And, if you’re a teacher interested in using the Kits in the classroom, contact us directly for more info on educator’s discounts!

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