Lesson Plan: Foods of Summer (or Winter)
The lesson plan Foods of Summer by Elaine Newberry aims to encourage writing through food– and who doesn’t love food!? Students can write down their eating experiences in a journal, and then share those foods with classmates at a celebration. This lesson is a great opportunity to inspire healthy eating habits!
I teach a class of students with learning disabilities who will return to me in August. My teaching idea is to give the students a Summer Foods journal. As the students eat the foods of summer, i.e. watermelon, homemade ice cream, hot dogs, etc, they write about the experience in their journal. I would use a majority of the money and the Flip camera to record our Foods of Summer celebration. The celebration would be a taste sampling of all the foods each child wrote about in their journal.
Curriculum & Instruction, Health, Wellness & Physical Education, Reading & Literacy, Student Engagement & Development
Students will learn to write about personal experiences, how to appreciate other students’ cultural foods, to use technology to record and publish a class movie concerning Foods of Summer celebration to share with parents and others.
Roodney’s Junk Food Summer fiction book - $15.00 It’s Summer. What’s in Season Now nonfiction book- $12.00 Food Writing Journals - $15.00 Foods for Celebration - $158.00 Flip Camera - grant Microsoft Movie Maker - at school Class Web Page to publish results
This project is something that everyone loves…food. All food, eaten in moderation, can be enjoyed. This project is an opportunity to connect with the children personally, culturally, and academically. It is particularly exciting to peek their interest for the year to come with the promise of the Summer Food Celebration through literature and writing.
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