Grade 1 class
Grade 1 class
The students in Grade 1 created wraps using colourful vegetables. They helped prepare the vegetables, then ‘wrapped’ up the snack and enjoyed it with each other. Later, the class discussed the wraps, and generated a list of other ingredients they would like to try on a wrap. Then each student created a personal list of ingredients. The following day, students helped serve these different ingredients, such as olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon, hummus, lettuce, and eggs, to their fellow classmates on wraps. The class enjoyed sitting family style as they ate the wraps together.
Students are learning about healthy nutritious snacks and how to make them.
Students listened to a story about the different types of hunger, and discussed the lesson
as a group.
Students helped to make a ‘guacamole’ with avocado, by putting chopped pieces in a bag,
passing it around and squeezing it until smooth. The students tasted it with low sodium crackers,
and discussed what other things could be added to the avocado, like tomatoes or lemon, to enhance the flavour.
Many students who tried avocado for the first time decided they like it!
The Grade 1 class grows herbs, such as thyme, mint, dill, and rosemary outside in the Nature Nook, and attempts to grow peas, beans, corn, tomatoes and radishes. I say attempt, because the large deer population in town seems to always enjoy the food the children try to grow and they get to it often before the children do!
This year we participated in a workshop to grow oyster mushrooms. The mushrooms have begun the process of growing in ‘jeans burritos,’ and hopefully, in a few weeks, the students can begin enjoying the tasty treat.
Students worked together to wash and prepare assorted vegetables, such as cucumber, carrots, and celery. They then helped create ‘hummus in a bag,’ by gently squeezing and mashing beans, oil, salt , and pepper together. Once the hummus was ready, the students sat ‘family style’ and served and shared the hummus dip and vegetables.
As a result, several students tried ‘new-to-them’ vegetables, as well as hummus, but also helped in chopping and preparing the vegetables.
Representatives from SDHU are visiting the Grade 1 class, sharing important health news related to the curriculum.
Students played a 5 senses game with a variety of fruits and vegetables. They also helped wash and prepare those same fruits and vegetables, then served them to friends and talked about what they noticed or liked about them.
Many students tried items they had never tried before and discovered they liked them!
Katie Gilchrist, a SDHU nurse comes each week and leads the workshops. 🙂
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