Hello Pomelo!

Today marked the beginning of a brand new thematic unit (designed by yours truly) on health and nutrition. Much of it is centered around the food pyramid and all of that good vocabulary--I was a little alarmed two weeks ago when our speech therapist said my kids didn't know the word "meat".
Anyways, as part of the unit, I had the kids design the cover to a "Taste Book". There are about ten lined pages inside. Each day, we're going to taste some exotic and/or uncommon food and write some sentences about it (its name, what food group it belongs to, what it looks like, and what it tastes like). Today's new taste sensation was a pomelo, which is kind of like a yellow, sweet grapefruit. Everyone really enjoyed it... And I'm patting myself on the back for something fun to show off at our Open House in May! Now, I just need to think of other uncommon food items to bring in daily for the next two weeks. Suggestions anyone?

Later in the day, we were using our sentence patterns to tell each other what our favorite food in each food group was. I went first: "My favorite grain is cereal". A few other kids went next, then one student said "My favorite grain is DONUTS!"

Yeah. Me too, kid, me too.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sure know how to use natural motivation for your lesson plans!
Proud of you. Dad

2 bees said...

You could try what I had for breakfast this morning...cheesecake.

2 bees said...

I had to follow the cheesecake with a slice of unbuttered toast after my tummy started feeling sick. It wasn't the cheesecake. It had to be the vitamins. I definately have to cute them out tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Unusual food.....hmm. Over here that would be snails! I bet they have them in a jar at Cost Plus over there on Sunflower! Mom

2 bees said...

Pomegranite? Maybe unusual for kids at least...
Crystallized ginger in honor of Grandma Minnie?
Buttermilk in honor of southerners everywhere?

How chubby was the kid that thought donuts are a grain? Just curious:)
Love, Brenda

Sarah said...

He was quite chubby!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I tried to find a pomelo when I was going into my son's first grade class to talk to them about trying new things, and I couldn't find one anywhere! I checked five grocery stores and had to settle for a champagne mango or papaya or something like that. I've still never had a pomelo!

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