A couple of weeks ago, my fifth and sixth grade English Language Development (ELD) students read an article in the Merced Sun-Star
that made them realize, sometimes, news stories don't always tell the whole truth. So, what's a group of 30 students to do when they realize they have been marginalized
? Write letters to the editor, of course! Here
are some of their responses to the Dec. 1 article
Don't forget the real problems behind this lesson-- childhood obesity
and a lifetime of health problems. In the end, there is no contest between brain v. body
; both must be used vigorously to maintain their abilities and skill-sets, while each reacts to the other's activity level.