Story by School News Network – Their teachers probably do it often; many of their parents, too. At Ada Elementary, a couple of dozen students at a time are learning what it’s like to be in on a “working lunch.” “It means you work while you eat,” explained first-grader Carter Griffioen, as all around him could be heard the sounds of juice boxes crinkling, sandwich bags opening and even corn on the cob being crunched. For the second year, Principal Kimberly Van Antwerp is hosting the monthly lunch meetings — called lightbulb to signify bright ideas. The event extends the district’s effort to capture student voice, even to its youngest students. Every month, teachers recommend a different group of students from each grade. The goal is that every student at the school will be in at least one lightbulb lunch every other year, Van Antwerp said.
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