Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

By , December 4, 2012 2:58 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students have been discussing cause and effect. After reading the book, students identified several causes and effects from the story.

Reflection:

Imagine that you are living in the town of Chewandswallow. The idea that food falls from the sky to feed a town sounds very fun and interesting. After reading the book by Judi Barrett, what are some of the problems and difficulties that may occur in the town after food has fallen from the sky? Using the text and your own ideas, explain your thinking.

23 Responses to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

  1. josh5v2012 says:

    Things that could be difficult are that everything would be so messy,slimy and stinky (rotten food). Also, food hitting the ground makes it dirty, so if somone had of picked it up and ate it, they would be eating dirty food. Giant food falling from the sky could land on somone and hurt them really bad. Some giant food could land on houses and buildings and damage them badly(Like a hole in the roof) If theres to much food, someone could eat to much and get sick. Another, to much rain(Juices and others) could flood the entire city and maple syrup could make everything sticky and it could be hard for people and cars to move around. Thats why I think we should not live in the small town of Chewandswallow!

  2. chloe5v2012 says:

    Things that may occur in the town after food has fallen from the sky. First, there might be too much food falling from the sky and people could get buried. Also, a mountain load of juice could fall from the sky and someone could drowned. Next, some noodles could fall from the sky and there the ones that looks like a circle or a cylinder and a person could get stuck in the hole. Then, mash potatoes could fall from the sky and there would be so much that you couldn’t even get out of your house and when you open the door it would fall inside your house. Furthermore, if the food get to big be will all be pancakes! That’s the things that may occur after the food has fallen from the sky.

    • kaitlyn says:

      Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

      If I lived in the town of chewandswallow I think that I think would love it there because you don’t buy or pay for food.If it snowed it would be ice cram and I would get my snow suit on and play in it.In the move it snowed ice cram!The food was getting to BIG!A pancake fell on the school!The people of chewandswallow had to lave there homes.They would die if they stay longer.

  3. mackenzie5v2012 says:

    There are many problems that occur during the time that the food hits the ground. Firstly, the liquid that falls from the sky like syrip, milk, juise, soda, coffee, tea or hot chocolate would make the other foods soggy and gross or make the houses flood. Secondly, if somthing was heavy then it fell on someones head it could knock them out. Also, it could break a widow in a house and would get cold in there. Thirdly, people would get sick from the weather changeing every hour for diffrent food.

  4. jodi5v2012 says:

    I think if I lived in Chewandswallow I would not like some of the problems that can happen. One of the problems that I probably wouldn’t like is the food storms. I wouldn’t like them because if that happened the town would be a mess. Also you might not be able to eat anything on those days because if the food is all messy and taste bad and there might be a bad texture because there could be foods that don’t taste good together. Another problem that could be is the food drops could be big and the food cleaners could have a hard time to clean the sidewalks and the streets. So the town would be hard to walk on and no one would want to leave there houses because it would be dirty outside. Also another problem could be everything was getting shut down because the food would be too huge and then it would land in the wrong spots like buildings. Some of the buildings could be schools, houses, work offices, clothing stores and others. If that happened we wouldn’t be able to do the things we have to. For example Children wouldn’t be able to go to school and learn. Also people would not have warm houses to sleep in. People wouldn’t be able to make a living because they wouldn’t be able to work and buy necessities like cloths. That wouldn’t be good. I wouldn’t like these things if they happened to me if I lived in the town Chewandswallow.

  5. ben says:

    There are a few problems with food coming from the sky. First, the food might not be what you want it to be and since there’s no food stores, you have to eat it anyway. Also, it only rains breakfeast, lunch and dinner so you don’t get any snacks. Plus, there could too much food, or too little. Finally, there could be food storms. There are many problems with food coming from the sky.

  6. alicia says:

    If I had to live in Chewandswallow there would be acouple of probloms. First, I like to pick my own food so I can have what I like not what the sky gives me to eat because it is just better to eat so I can injoy it better and it has not hit the ground. If we want to eat early we can’t because the sky has not rained down down a storm of ham and buns for our meal that day because it has not rained. Also if it dose not have a good meal you may not have had anough to eat that meal you may be not be full so inbetween meals you may still need food but you can”t have foood till the next meal. Also if you have an allergy than you will have to starve and feel left out.

  7. Madeline5v says:

    Many problems could happen if food fell from the sky instead of being bought in stores. First, The food could hit someone. This would not be very bad when the food was small, but once it was big it could really hurt you. Also, if the food was really big and fell on your house, you would no longer have shelter from the environment. Those are problems that might occur if food fell from the sky!

  8. elissa45v says:

    It would be cool to live in Chewandswallow. But here are some difficulties you could have if food fell from the sky. First, food could overpower the town. Like if there was a huge storm and you couldn’t move to another town. What could happen? Well, peoples houses could be destroyed, stores would be destroyed or even people could get trapped under food. Also, like in the book, the school could get trapped by gigantic food and then be closed. But also a church or any other public building could be trapped. Last, people could get injured by the food because the food is huge! Also animals could get hurt to. But there are some good reasons to live there to! So would you want to or not want to live there?

    Leave a comment.
    Yes or no?
    And why?

  9. alicia says:

    If I had to live in Chewandswallow there would be a couple of problems. Firstly, I like to pick my own food so I can have what I like not what the sky gives me to eat because it is just better to eat so I can enjoy it better and it has not hit the ground. If we want to eat early we can’t because the sky has not rained down down a storm of ham and buns for our meal that day because it has not rained. Also, if it dose not have a good meal you may not have had enough to eat that meal you may be not be full so in between meals you may still need food but you can”t have food till the next meal. Lastly, if you have an allergy than you will have to starve and feel left out.

  10. stephanie45v says:

    There might be problems in the town of Chewandswallow. First, since the food comes down naturally somebody could have an allergy to the food coming down, and since there is no grocery stores in the town they would have nothing to eat. Also, the leftover food could get stale or rotten and would be smelly to people and it would attract animals that people might not want around there houses or stores. Lastly, it could cause an injury. For example it could hit somebody or could damage a house or car. There are many problems that could be caused in the town of Chewandswallow.

  11. sheridan5v2012 says:

    There are many problems that occur to food fall from the sky. First, if an ice cube fell from he sky then landed on a house the people in it would get hurt. Its okay if juice fell because in Cloudy With a Chance its classed as water and it evaporates. Also, if food keeps destroying the town the people will move. Last, if the people move to a new town the people don’t like getting food from the market because their use to having food fall from the sky. These are some problems that occur to having food fall from the sky.

  12. katie says:

    The problem of the food falling from the sky is it landed on the houses and apartments and the school they would have to close down the school and they will have to shut down they apartments and move away. They will have to move or find a different town to live in. The things that was falling was pancakes,hot dogs,juice,water and sometimes milk and it can rot and get moldy if it stays like that. The difficulties that they had was that the food was falling from the sky and on peoples houses and apartments and on the school.

  13. Ethan says:

    Some of the problems and difficulties in the town of ChewAndSwallow would be if or when the food falls people could get too lazy to pick it up. The town could be a mess and what if someone had an allergy and it rained that food all month they would not be able to eat and they would die With all of that food on the ground transportation would become a problem car’s would get stuck and since the portion’s are getting bigger thing’s could get damaged such as school’s , house’s , stores , bus’s , car’s and even air plains. That mean’s adult’s or kid’s can’t see there friend’s and all the people would have to stay insid. Those are just some of the problems and difficulties of the town ChewAndSwallow !

  14. Tessa says:

    Cloudy With A Chance Of Meat Balls

    There is meany problems that could happen in this town.One problem could be that if a meal had just come down and its was a big meal then it would take the workers along time to clean up an if you got hungry then you just pick up a piece of food and eat it you also get sick. Another problem could is you might have so much food coming down an your house would be covered in food and you could not go out side. Also if you wanted to go to the ChewAndSwallow town you couldn’t go because the roads would be closed because the food would be in the way. Next if there was hand burger wind then the hand burgers would be hitting thing an braking things like windows and doors. Lastly if the food was outside the it would rot and it would get smelly.

    by: Tessa

  15. Alexa says:

    I think that if you lived in the town of Chewandswallow there could be problems happening. Firstly, when you live in the town of Chewandswallow one of the problems could be that the sky didn’t rain the food you liked, like if you we’re a non meat eater and all day it only rained meat. Next, it could rain food to hard on the ground and the food could crush things and people. Also, you can get caught in a food storm and get badly hurt. Plus, another problem could be that left over food on the road and cars could run over it can easily cause an accident. Lastly, cars could be on the road when the food falls from the sky and the fuel from the car can make the food bad. Another problem could be that the sky doesn’t rain enough servings of food from each food group.

  16. damian says:

    There are many problems in the town of Chewandswallow. First lots of people have to clean the streets and roads. They do this after food storms or all meals. Secondly, they some times need lots of helicopters to take the food away. Also, they have to fix the roves of every house after a meatball storm. Last, the people of Chewandswallow put all the left over food in the sea.

  17. Heidi says:

    Some problems that may occur if you moved/lived in chewandswallow is it could make a big mess if there was a problem it could never stopped raining food. if you where hungry then you can’t eat because it only rains food a couple times. And like the book food could cover the school and school could be closed. Some good things is you wouldn’t have to pay money for food you could just put out a plate and that’s your supper. That’s what could happen if you moved/lived in chewandswallow.

  18. riley5v2012 says:

    One of the problems or difficulty if i lived in Chewandswallow is that a giant pancake fell on the school and it is closed because it is big and heavy. Another problem or difficulty is that after food fall from the sky and you don’t eat it will rot and get stale. People and animals get sick if they eat the food that rot and stale. A problem is if a big pancake
    falls on houses and people might die or might get really hurt.

  19. Avery says:

    There are many problems about food falling from the sky that is surprising in the town of Chewandswallow. First, the weather (food) comes three times a day. The food comes at breakfast,lunch,and dinner.That’s how the towns people eat everyday. Also, they clean the streets and roads almost every meal. So then they can eat the food that is left after a meal storm. But when there are some leftovers the towns people take them home and put them in the refrigerator so if they get hungry in between meals then they have something to eat. Also, once the towns people had to get a huge pancake off of a school in fact the only school in Chewandswallow. But they did not succeed.Lastly, the towns people have to leave Chewandswallow because of all the food that has fall in from the sky destroying the towns stores and homes.

  20. lana says:

    This is what problems in this story. First, in Chew and Swallow
    there was a pancake that feel on the school. Then all of the kids did not go to school. Next, it started to snow pepper in there town. All of the people were sneezing from the pepper coming. Last, all of the food coming down hard and fast. So every one left Chew and Swallow. That is some problems in Chew and Swallow.

  21. Dylan says:

    These are so causes and effects about the town Chewandswallow. Some are that food get’s on roof’s animals will get food and get stuck on roof’s and it will be hard to get them down. Food will also rot and will be stale and the city will smell. Food and drinks will land on you and you can get hurt. If food piles up too fast then it could cause an avalanche so one can get stuck. If food piles up on a roof the roof can ca laps and so one can be in there. If food lands on people they can get hurt.

  22. owen5v2012 says:

    Some wild animals could come and for the food and could hert some one.you can’t drive a car because the roads are coverd in food. Houses arnt safe because the food has hit it and that could losen the nails,wood and scrous and it could fall. No one can play electronics because the pourlines could be knocked down from the food hitting it.No one can run on the side walks because there is big food their.It could start to rot and get smelly. It could infeact the invorment . Nomore school because there is a big pancake on it and they can get it of. People could start to fight over the food . More bugs eating the food.

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