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!

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