Today Mr. Jacobs' 2nd graders visited the garden for their first lesson. We reviewed the parts of plants using a broccoli plant as the model. They then examined various vegetables, named them and discussed which part of the plant we eat. We eat more than one part in plants, such as green onions, celery, broccoli and beets.
They also voted for their favorite vegetables. The results: potato (4), corn and celery (3), onion and tomato (2), carrot, zucchini and spinach (1). Perhaps we'll graph the results next time.
After writing about their favorite vegetable (s) or the parts of a plant, the students enjoyed a vegetable salad.
Thanks to Laurie Vander Veen for assisting and to Gelson's for donating the vegetables.