30 March 2009

Food & Nutrition Week Plans

Here are the plans for our next unit on food and nutrition. After posting day-by-day plans for the bird unit, I found myself referring to them a lot. So I don't think I'll be writing about books, activities, and Bible lessons in separate posts. Hopefully this format will be more helpful to me and maybe even for you!

Monday: Food groups/ food pyramid
Read Eating the Alphabet
Sort foods into food groups.
Start food diary.
Introduce putting words in ABC order.

Tuesday: Healthy vs. unhealthy foods
Read Gregory, the Terrible Eater
Do a food sort of healthy/unhealthy foods.
Learn about nutrition labels/vitamins & nutrients.

Wednesday: Cooking and meal planning
Plan a healthy, balanced meal
Cook recipes from Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up

Thursday: Food around the World
Read Bread, Bread, Bread (Foods of the World)
Find the countries named in the book.
Make pretzels.

Friday: Bible lesson
Read the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 found in Matthew 14:13-21
Eat sardines and pita bread.
Make a representative model of 5000. Use 50 counters that each represent 100.
Memorize John 6:35.

Monday: Food sources
Read Growing Vegetable Soup
Read At the Supermarket
Plant a seed.
Visit a farmer's market.
Scavenger Hunt at the grocery store.

Tuesday: Food Math
Read One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
Act out first part of the story.
Take a survey of favorite foods.
Color rice for tomorrow's art.

Wednesday: Food Art
Read How Are You Peeling?
Make vegetable prints.
Create a bean/colored rice mosaic.
Make a food friend.

Thursday: Trying new foods
Read I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Charlie & Lola)
Have a "new" food buffet.

Friday: Meal preparation
Read Stone Soup.
Make the meal planned earlier in the week.
Learn table manners and table setting.
Enjoy the "fruits" of your labor and have a nice "formal" dinner!

Other books:
Strega Nona (Caldecott Honor Books)
Peanut Butter and Jelly
The Tortilla Factory
Food and Nutrition Thematic Unit

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth, I just found you and I'm curious what you think of the bread, bread, bread book. We have been baking a lot the past few weeks and I was thinking of incorporating the geography of the breads in to our lessons. I am not familiar with this book you mentioned. How old are your children? Mine are 11, 12 and 26