From Farm to Table

From Farm to Table

by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Davis, Buckwoldt
     
 

How are cornflakes harvested? Do peanuts grow on trees? Help your students understand who produces the food on the super market shelf and how it gets there, with this unit all about food. It begins with the classroom environment and the establishment of a bulleting board and a Table Top Farm, which serves as a learning center. Ideas for making what you need from…  See more details below

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How are cornflakes harvested? Do peanuts grow on trees? Help your students understand who produces the food on the super market shelf and how it gets there, with this unit all about food. It begins with the classroom environment and the establishment of a bulleting board and a Table Top Farm, which serves as a learning center. Ideas for making what you need from readily available materials, rather than purpose-built models, are provided. Similar ideas for creating Livestock for Your Classroom are included. Other topics and activities covered include: What Is a Farm?, Farms Around the World, Different Kinds of Crops, Different Kinds of Livestock, Doing Work on the Farm, Down on the Farm (a poem), Farmer Hats (again, made for the most basic of materials -- old newspapers), Picture Card Activities with pictures of barnyard animals, Butter Me Up (making butter with students), How Seeds Grow (a simple botany experiment) accompanied by pages for a student-made book titled My Lima Bean Book, follow-up activities for the book Make Me a Peanut Butter Sandwich and a Glass of Milk by Ken Robbins, A Fold-Out Book, How Peanut Butter is Made, Healthy Peanut Butter Snacks, How Bread Is Made, Types of Bread, Wheat Word Search, How Milk Is Produced, Milk Is Food (drawing and writing about four foods made from milk), Hidden Picture, Peanut Butter (song lyrics), Math Explorations and Activities (including Milk Carton Math, Newspaper Numbers, and Popcorn Problems), Milk -- Keep It Cool (a temperature experiment with accompanying chart), The Life of a Loaf (a similar experiment), The Story of Corn (a play for children to act out), Crazy Corn, Fantasy Fruit, Hilltop Farm (math word problems), GoingBananas (a fun poem), Growing a Salad (growing, harvesting and eating lettuce), Farm Fun Day, Homework Ideas, and a Fabulous Farmer award certificate. Also features a full-color, two-sided pull-out poster with Where Does Your Breakfast Come From? on one side and A World of Flavor on the other. Teaching suggestions provided. Includes bibliography, and complete step-by-step instructions for all activities. All pages are reproducible and perforated for easy removal.

How are cornflakes harvested? Do peanuts grow on trees? Help your students understand who produces the food on the super market shelf and how it gets there, with this unit all about food. It begins with the classroom environment and the establishment of a bulleting board and a Table Top Farm, which serves as a learning center. Ideas for making what you need from readily available materials, rather than purpose-built models, are provided.

In each unit you get: Teacher resource pages, Language arts activities, Art, projects, Literature connections, Center activities, reproducible activity sheets, book-making projects. A two-sided full-color 17' x 22' poster that enrichs each unit's content is included.

These units are a perfect choice for teachers seeking to integrate instruction. Use the activites to complement your curriculum. Learning becomes more meaningful when concepts are presented in a number of curriculum areas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557995650
Publisher:
Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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