On October 19 Ms. Yoshida's class visited the garden for the first time. We discussed the parts of a plant after which the students discussed what parts we eat of vegetables that I'd brought. These included roots (potatoes, beets, carrots, radishes and onions); stems (celery and broccoli); leaves (lettuce, kale and swiss chard); flowers (broccoli); fruit (tomato, pepper, cucumber) and seeds (corn). During journal writing time the students drew the parts of a plant and labeled the parts. They also wrote about their favorite vegetable.
They voted for their favorite plant. The results may be graphed later...corn (7); carrots (3); broccoli (2); tomato (2), pepper, edamame, beets and lettuce (1 each).
They enjoyed a fresh vegetable salad for snack. Thanks to Laurie Vander Veen, Caron Lewis and Sara Drake for volunteering today.