Tomatoes: Literacy Activities

Tomato to Ketchup Step-by-Step (Grades K-2) Read “Tomatoes to Ketchup (Rookie Read-About Science)” by Lisa M. Herrington and/or watch “How Ketchup is Made.” Make your own tomato paste or make your own ketchup. Create a recipe card with step-by-step instructions to share with friends and family.  Ingredients 1 cup tomato paste (270 g) 4 tbspContinue reading “Tomatoes: Literacy Activities”

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Tomatoes: Social Studies Activities

The Life of a Tomato: Farm to Table (Grades K-5) Watch “The Life of a Tomato.” Write, draw, or make a video telling the story about a tomato traveling from the farm to your table. Standards: GSE Standard SSKE1 Describe the work that people do such as: police officer, fire fighter, soldier, mail carrier, farmer,Continue reading “Tomatoes: Social Studies Activities”

Tomatoes: Science Activities

Vine and Twine Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-2) Read “Tomatoes Grow on a Vine (How Fruits and Vegetables Grow)” by Mari Schuh. Go on a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood looking for vines – they may be growing up fences, walls, trellises, or other plants. Draw what you find in a journal. Standards: GSE Standard ELAGSE1RI2:Continue reading “Tomatoes: Science Activities”

Book Reviews: Blueberries

Fiction Stories “More Blueberries!” by Susan Musgrave (PreK) is a playful rhyming book with beautiful illustrations. It begins with “Blueberry cheeks, blueberry chin, blueberry teeth, blueberry grin.” As the two children eat more and more blueberries they make more and more of a mess… and then ask for “more blueberries”!  Standards: GELDS Standards CLL6.3a ListensContinue reading “Book Reviews: Blueberries”

Blueberries: Science Scavenger Hunts

Flower and Fruit Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-2) Read “Blueberries Grow on a Bush” by Mari Schuh. Go on a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood looking for flowers or fruits. Notice if they are growing on vines, bushes, or trees. Draw what you find in a journal. Standards: GSE Standard S1L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate informationContinue reading “Blueberries: Science Scavenger Hunts”

Blueberries: Math Activities

Counting Berries (PreK) Practice counting from 1 to 10 with berries. Read “The Very Berry Counting Book” by Jerry Pallotta. The book shows many different types of berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and more. Each page has the numeral, the number spelled out, a botanical drawing of the berry, and an adjective along with theContinue reading “Blueberries: Math Activities”