Tasting: Pumpkin!

To celebrate the Halloween season, we read some of our favorite fiction and non-fiction books about pumpkins. Then, we ┬ámade pumpkin smoothies! Pumpkin has many health benefits! Pumpkins contain about 200% of your daily Vitamin A and keep your eyesight sharp. Pumpkins contain about 20% of your daily Vitamin C which can boost your immuneContinue reading “Tasting: Pumpkin!”

Healthy Halloween: Sugar Stacks!

This week, we learned how to find the information we need to make informed decisions about our sugar intake. This lesson was inspired by this ad: This ad was a great reminder that we all love sweets and treats – we should just make an effort to enjoy sweets in moderation. First, students examined theContinue reading “Healthy Halloween: Sugar Stacks!”

Tasting with Chef Andrew: Okra Fritters

On Monday, Chef Andrew from Atkins Park came by to teach our fourth and fifth graders about cooking with okra. Students have been growing okra in the garden and were able to pick okra before we started our lesson. They learned that okra is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate and learned howContinue reading “Tasting with Chef Andrew: Okra Fritters”

Tasting with Chef Andrew: Peas in a Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Chef Andrew from Atkins Park came to visit our 4th and 5th graders this week to teach them how to make a Pea Salad with a Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette. See the complete recipe here. First, we peeled and minced fresh ginger. Then, we thinly sliced scallions. We put the minced ginger and the sliced scallionsContinue reading “Tasting with Chef Andrew: Peas in a Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette”

Healthy Holiday Challenge

I was so impressed by the healthy treats and homemade valentines our kids made to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Ms. Nossokoff’s third graders made their own fruit kebobs featuring their favorite red fruits like strawberries and raspberries. They also had frozen yogurt hearts! In Ms. Nossokoff’s class, Katya made homemade heart pendants out of clay forContinue reading “Healthy Holiday Challenge”