We have started our 11th month of the year! November arrived and our Terrific Tigers transitioned from Halloween topics to our Food theme! They have been very interested in learning about different kids of food. Vocabulary words include: apple, banana, orange, lemon, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, eggs, carrot, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, hamburger, lettuce, celery, broccoli, zucchini, chicken soup, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, grapes, and fruit salad!
In our exploration activities we have been seeing, feeling, smelling and even tasting some of the foods mentioned above! Our students were able to see the difference between real food and “play food”. It is interesting to see how some of them love to eat fruits and some of them prefer the stronger flavors, such as cheese. Most of them were able to recognize by name what most of these fruits and vegetables were by the end of the week.
Creativity Class has been so much fun for them! They also worked with real food and made interesting creations such as a palm tree using orange pieces on the bottom, a long slice of banana for the stem and apple slices for the leaves. The milk explosion was so much fun for them, too. Placing food coloring drops into milk and adding a drop or two of liquid detergent was very interesting for them to see how the color moved all by itself! They really liked to work on their own, especially when making their cheese grilled sandwiches. They enjoyed placing the cheese on the bread all by themselves. Veggie prints were one of their favorites too! Using the halves of potatoes, carrots, onions and tomatoes, zucchini and lettuce they made the prints on white sheets of paper. Finally, making a veggie flower was part of our activities for this week. First they cleaned the carrots with a small brush and water and then they used a celery sick that was used as the stem and a small baby tomato in the center of the flower. Carrot slices were used as the petals.
Books read this week related to the food theme included “Baby Bop´s Food”, “Let´s Eat”! “Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?”, and “My Day”.
Next week we will continue talking about other kinds of food, such as pastas, bread, proteins, grains, and so on.
We hope you enjoy your weekend and spend lots of quality time together as a family!