The eighth-grade class at Hammond Eastside Magnet School is caring for “sugar babies” to connect to units in mathematics, Journey to Careers and English.
Students carry a 4-pound bag of sugar for a class project that involved selecting a career to research in Journey to Careers. With the information they received, students were given items to purchase on a spreadsheet. They calculated items to decide the needs and wants for their living expenses.
In English, students reflected on real-life situations that happen with their “sugar babies.”