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Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Healthy Meals Today we studied what healthy meals are and that we need to eat some of each food group everyday. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 4-5 Discuss: Breakfast -dairy, protein, fruit, grain Lunch -dairy, protein, vegetable, grain Dinner -dairy, protein, vegetable or fruit, grain Comprehension Questions: What is an example of a good breakfast? What is an example of a good lunch? What is an example of a good...

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Nutrition Day 2: Milk & Water

Nutrition Day 2: Milk & Water

Milk & Water Today we learned that water and milk are very good for our bodies.  We made a drinking chart and decorated a water bottle. Read: Journey of a Glass of Milk by Johm Malam A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 3 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 1 & 22-23 Discuss: Milk is good for our bodies because it has calcium for our bones and teeth, it has vitamins and protein to help...

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Nutrition Day 1: Food Groups

Nutrition Day 1: Food Groups

Food Groups Today was learned what the 5 food groups are and had fun making a 3-D food pyramid. Read: The Food Pyramid by Christine Taylor-Butler A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 2 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 7-8 Discuss: Food Groups Dairy -2-3 servings Protein -2-3 servings Vegetables -2-3 servings Fruits -2-3 servings Grains -6-11 servings Fats & Oils -choose...

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Nutrition Unit Study

Nutrition Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about nutrition, healthy meals, and the food pyramid.  We had fun with some experiments, crafts, and literature.  I did this unit with my 2nd grader and would recommend it for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Nutrition Unit Study Day 1: Food Groups Day 2: Milk & Water Day 3: Healthy Meals Day 4: Table Manners Day 5: Energy Foods Day 6: Protein Foods Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals Nutrition Book List Lesson...

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Transportation Day 5: Fire Trucks

Transportation Day 5: Fire Trucks

Fire Trucks Today was T’s favorite… fire trucks.  He just loves them so much.  We had a fun snack, crafts, literature, and songs. Read: What Does it do? Fire Truck by Josh Gregory Music:  Ten Little Firefighters Ten little firefighters sleeping in a row.  (Hold 10 fingers flat like their sleeping.) Ding, ding goes the bell.  (Put a fist up and pull down.) And down the pole they go.  (Hold one hand on top of the other like...

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Transportation Day 3: Airplanes

Transportation Day 3: Airplanes

Airplanes Today we got to play with airplanes.  We made a craft, had a snack, and did a science experiment. Read: My first Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell Music: I’m a Little Airplane written by Leanne Guenther tune of “I’m a Little Teapot” I’m a little airplane, way up high, (Hold hand up to forehead to shade eyes looking into the sky and point with other hand) With my great big silver wings, watch me...

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Transportation Day 2: Cars

Transportation Day 2: Cars

Cars Today we had fun with cars.  We played with cars, make crafts, and had fun snacks. Read: What Should I do in the Car? By Wil Mara A Beka Language Development card 14 Music: Vroom Vroom (tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Vroom-vroom! Zoom-zoom little car, How I wonder where you are. Driving down the streets all day, Stop, then go — you never stay. Vroom-vroom! Zoom-zoom little car, How I wonder where you are. By: Leanne...

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Pilgrims Day 7: Colonial Schools

Pilgrims Day 7: Colonial Schools

Colonial Schools Today we got to learn about the children and schools in the colonial times. Read: A Day in the Life of a Colonial Schoolteacher by Kathy Wilmore Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey pgs. 237-244 A Beka Our America (pg. 105-111) Discuss: No all American children go to school, but in colonial days only the ones who could afford to pay for it could go to school. Most of the colonist were farmers and the children had...

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Pilgrims Day 6: The Colonists

Pilgrims Day 6: The Colonists

The Colonists Today we got to learn about the colonists and how they lived without the luxuries that we live with today. Read: The Dish on Food and Farming in Colonial America by Anika Fajardo. Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey pgs. 167-236. A Beka Our America (pg. 97-104) Discuss: A colony is a land that is ruled by another country. The United States was started with 13 colonies that were ruled by England; Massachusetts, New...

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Pilgrims Day 5: The First Thanksgiving

Pilgrims Day 5: The First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving Today we had fun learning the actual names of the Pilgrims who were at the very first Thanksgiving. Read: If You Were at the First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma. Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey pgs. 151-166 A Beka Our America (pg. 92-95) Discuss: Not only did the Indians show the Pilgrims how to plant crops, but they taught them how to fish and hunt as well. Because the Indians helped the Pilgrims with...

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