Monday, October 13, 2014

Ms. Yoshida's class and Parts of a Plant

Ms. Yoshida's 2nd graders visited the garden for the first time on October 13. We introduced ourselves and stated our favorite vegetables. Then we reviewed the parts of a plant and identified which parts we'd be eating of some vegetables that were provided by Gelson's Market.  We observed the difference between radishes and beets. Both are root vegetables. The kids ate a salad made from roots of carrots and beets, leaves of lettuce, flowers of broccoli, seeds of corn, stems (or stalk) of celery, and fruit of a tomato plant. The recipe for the lemon olive oil dressing follows.

The children copied an illustration of a plant and labeled the parts before their snack. (We discussed the meaning of illustration and label.)

Some of the children saw the monarch butterfly caterpillar in the butterfly garden!

Our vegetable salad


Lemon Juice and Olive Oil Vinaigrette

1/4 c. olive oil
1/3 to 1/2 c. lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
grated parmesan cheese if desired (we didn't add this due to potential allergies)

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