In this lesson, the students will gain respect for the beauty and value of plants and the natural environment. Students will learn how various conditions affect the growth of plants. They will also compare the love and care needed by plants to the love and care needed by people also. Students will also measure and observe the growth of their seedlings.
The teacher and a volunteer master gardener teach the students about plant care and the steps and responsibilities of the unit plan.
The students explore different ways to earn and use money through a variety of children’s books. They also see that money gives decision-making power.
Students will analyze which snacks will be sold in the store by surveying the wants and needs of the consumers. They will determine what will be purchased with the money procured from the snack sales.
Students will learn and practice manipulating money values. The class will set a budget plan and purchase ingredients for a class snack.
In this lesson, students design a poster advertising the snack sale and its philanthropic purpose. They also write friendly letters seeking the help of volunteers.
To involve the children in a project to help families who don’t have resources for a balanced nutritious diet. Heifer International will send an actual animal to a family with the money the children raise. The gift helps families be more self-sufficient. The class may buy one family a flock of chicks for as little as $20. Goats, cows and other animals are more expensive.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the USDA Food Guidelines and motivate the students to seek good nutrition.
To raise awareness of the needs of others who are unable to provide a balanced nutritious diet for their own families. Also to introduce the Heifer Project, which provides families with resources and education so they can have nutritious food and earn a living within their own communities.
In order to strengthen their understanding of nutrition, the students will plan a nutritionally balanced menu for one day.