Mr. Irvine Goes to Washington


Subjects: Personal Development, Science & Health
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Source: Food Network

Robert faces his toughest challenge yet when First Lady Michelle Obama, a champion for the health of our nation’s children, assigns him the task of rebuilding Horton’s Kids, a community center that serves after school meals in one of Washington, D.C.’s neediest neighborhoods. On a tour of the apartment building where Horton’s is housed, Robert finds tiny offices, old computers, a scanty kitchen, and no dining space, leaving nearly 100 kids eating outside on a basketball court no matter the weather. The pressure is on as Robert has only two days to create a dining room, build a spacious kitchen, and plant a garden for Horton’s Kids to grow their own fruits and vegetables – all before the First Lady arrives in person to give her stamp of approval!

 

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Mr. Irvine Goes to Washington

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