Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What Parts of the Plant Do We Eat? Ms. Yoshida's Class 10/5/16

Today Ms. Yoshida's students reviewed the parts of a plant and then learned what parts of the plant we eat of certain vegetables:

Roots: beets, carrots, radish
Stem: celery, broccoli and beets
Flower: broccoli
Leaves: arugula, kale, lettuce, beet and celery ( in soup and stuffing)
Seeds: tomatoes

They also learned how the stem and leaves of golden beets and red beets reflect the color of the beet. Most of them tasted arugula for the first time.

The children wrote in their journals and drew an illustration of one or more vegetable.

After writing they planted lettuce and sugar snap pea seedlings in the class's Peter Rabbit Garden.

An extra bonus: Today several of the children saw a hummingbird that visited the passion fruit plant!!

Thanks to Ms. Ashley for helping!

Ms. Connor's Class Studies Parts of a Plant

Today Ms. Connor's 2nd graders reviewed the parts of a plant. We then identified several vegetables and discussed which part of the plant we were eating, e.g. root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit or seed.

Roots: Carrots, Beets, Radish
Flowers: Broccoli
Seeds: Corn, Beans
Leaves: Lettuce, Arugula and Kale, Beets
Fruits:  Tomatoes.
Stem or Stalk: Celery, Broccoli, Beets

The children wrote in their journals, e.g. " We eat the roots of carrot, beets and radish" and then drew (illustrated) a picture of a vegetable.

The children then ate a salad with the veggies of their choice with a choice of dressing (lemon juice, olive oil or ranch).

At recess today about 10 of the children returned to help in the garden and signed the "volunteer" list! They weeded, planted lettuce seeds and watered.