Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ms. Fein's Class Learns about Vegetables

Today Ms. Fein's 2nd graders reviewed parts of a plant. We discussed what parts we are eating when we eat the following vegetables
- leaves: lettuce, chard and kale;
- stem: celery
- roots: beets, radish, carrots, onions and turnips
- flowers: broccoli
- fruit: tomato, cucumber, peppers, squash (e.g. zucchini)
- seed: corn

The students wrote about or drew the parts of a plant in their Garden & Nutrition Journals. They also completed the sentence "My favorite vegetable is...".

The children enjoyed a vegetable salad consisting of lettuce, corn, celery, tomatoes, beets and broccoli for snack.  The favorite dressings were lemon juice/olive oil and olive oil. Thanks to Gelson's for donating the food.

An upcoming lesson on cool season vegetables will include planting lettuce, carrots or radish.

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