Our Busy Bees have been very interested in learning about different kinds of food, touching, smelling and sometimes even tasting. Vocabulary words include: lettuce, celery, broccoli, zucchini, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, grapes, fruit salad, pasta, spaghetti, oatmeal, peas, beans, tortillas, rice, crackers, cake, bread and peanuts.
In our exploration we have been seeing and tasting some foods mention above as well as playing grocery shopping with plastic food toys where our students were able to see the difference between real food and play food. By the end of the week most of them were able to recognize by name what most of these foods were.
During Creativity Class, this week they worked on a watermelon using different techniques and colors. They used their fingerprints for the seeds, construction paper to glue a part of the watermelon and a brush with green paint. They also worked with play dough were they made tortillas and tacos. Creativity class is one of their favorites!
Books read this week related to food they included “I will never, not ever eat a tomato“, “Green eggs and Ham“, “Yummy Yummy“ and “My little lunchbox“ which they loved.
By the end of story time we had a new activity where a student had the opportunity to sit down on the teachers chair, pick a book and read it to their classmates. It was a great activity; everyone was so quite playing attention and listening to the story. It also helps students work on their linguistics, imagination and leadership skills.
Mr. Mike included lot of fruits and vegetables music for them to move, jump around, learn and have some fun like “Fruit Salad Yummy Yummy“ and “Come on, Lets Go To The Market“.
Our Busy Bees are enjoying so much these themes!
Next week we will continue talking about other kinds of food, such as turkey, fish and we will have our Thanksgiving celebration.