Plants on our Plates!

At Clayton Ridge second graders learned about parts of plants we eat!  We were able to identify all the parts of a plant along with learning the jobs that each part has.  Then we learned and listed parts of plants that we eat.  Then for the best part, we made a salad along with our own salad dressing.  The salad we created had carrots, cauliflower, spinach, celery, sunflower seeds, peppers and much more!  For our salad dressing we made a honey mustard vinaigrette, which the kids loved. While making it they were a little skeptical and thought putting honey in dressing was silly. But to their surprise it was delicious.  So delicious they were even asking for the recipe to bring home with them.

P1010288One student said “I never tried peppers before but now I love them!”

It’s the little things…


Mrs. Clefisch’s class’ drawings of the parts of plants we eat



We also learned the parts of plants song with the motions (in tune to heads shoulders)

Roots, stems, and leaves and flowers leaves and flowers

Roots, stems, and leaves and flowers leaves and flowers

The flower makes the fruit and the fruit protects the seed

Roots, stems, and leaves and flowers leaves and flowers


-Showing our roots!

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, (coarse or smooth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil

Whisk garlic, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.


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