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Author Topic: Unexpected place to find milk  (Read 3474 times)

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Offline joanna5

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Unexpected place to find milk
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:24:46 PM »
The second graders at my son's school raise butterflies as part of their science unit.  I got a call from the nurse today saying that the teacher had contacted the company to find out what's in the food that's put in the little cups with the caterpillars.  They confirmed that it does, indeed, have milk protein in it.  Ugh... So the teacher is putting it into the cups for everyone this year and they'll wash up after handling the closed cups when they do their observations. 

The good part is that I'm super thrilled that his teacher contacted the company and modified her lesson plan.  I was approached with a solution that feels comfortable to me and couldn't be happier with that piece of it.  But  man, really?  Of all the places to find milk...
David (10/04): Allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and mustard
Allison (9/06): NKA
Ryan (3/11): Allergic to milk and eggs

Offline GingerPye

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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 08:27:57 AM »
wow, certainly wouldn't have thought of that.  Good for that teacher!
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Offline booandbrimom

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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 09:48:01 AM »
Gosh, what happened to our list of all the odd milk places?

Here's one I did not know about: chalk.

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/1067/20130503/low-dust-chalk-powder-triggers-asthma-symptoms-milk-allergic-children.htm
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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 01:07:26 PM »
Thanks. I was coming to post it, too, after tweeting it. 
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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 03:57:29 PM »
Posting this on my FB has resulted in two comments where people seemed to question the relevance, since their schools only use dry erase and smart boards. 

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Offline joanna5

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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 07:17:54 PM »
My mom told me about the chalk.  Ugh.  Fortunately, my son's class uses white boards, but it's worth asking about at our 504 meeting just in case not all classrooms do.
David (10/04): Allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and mustard
Allison (9/06): NKA
Ryan (3/11): Allergic to milk and eggs

Offline catfish88

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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 03:58:46 PM »
Good going for that teacher though!!! She asked before an emergency happened. :) But seriously? Butterflies??? What the heck...  :insane:
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Offline joanna5

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Re: Unexpected place to find milk
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 10:37:35 AM »
Yes, his teacher this year is amazing.  The kids had a blast with the butterflies.  They got them as caterpillars and did daily observations until they turned into butterflies.  They then kept them inside for a day or two before releasing them.
David (10/04): Allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and mustard
Allison (9/06): NKA
Ryan (3/11): Allergic to milk and eggs