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. Continue reading

A Tasty Treat, Part II

I’ve been teaching monthly tasting lessons with the Turkey Valley 1st graders all school year. Last week was my final lesson of the year, so to celebrate, I decided to recreate the tasty treats Erika made with Decorah 1st graders. I added a twist, however, and let students create their frozen fruit and yogurt pops out of bananas and/or strawberries. They were (obviously) a big hit! It left us thinking, “What other fruits could we use to make these healthy and tasty frozen treats?” Some ideas the students had were grapes, melon, pineapple, and other berries. One student even suggested adding the fruit to a kabob skewer and making REALLY BIG frozen fruit treats! The possibilities are endless!! Continue reading