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”

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”

Book Reviews: Carrots

For National Farm to School Month in Georgia, we are Rooting for Carrots! Here are some of my favorite books about carrots: Non-Fiction “Carrots” by Gail Saunders-Smith Fiction “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss (AR 1.9) “Carrot Soup” by John Segal (AR 1.8) “The Giant Carrot” by Jan Peck (AR 3.5) “Curious George: The PerfectContinue reading “Book Reviews: Carrots”

Book Reviews: Apples

Our Harvest of the Month for September is APPLES and I’ve picked out tons of great books about apples to share! Best All Around: “Apples” by Jacqueline Farmer (AR 5.5) “Apples” by Gail Gibbons (AR 4.4) “Apples for Everyone” by Jill Esbaum (AR 2.8) Best to Teach about Life Cycles (by the Seasons): “From SeedContinue reading “Book Reviews: Apples”