My students need a Growing Things theme box, a Seasons and Weather theme box, a Teaching Safety theme box, and design-your-own flower pots.
This project expired on December 25, 2011.
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Where do fruits and vegetables come from? From the grocery of course!
I hear comments like these from my students all the time. The city children in my class have never seen a vegetable grow and know little about nutrition or food safety.
I teach a bilingual special education class in which the students are classified as mentally retarded.
These students are doubly challenged as they are learning a new language and have difficulty with abstract concepts. I work very hard to bring hands-on materials into my classroom so that my students can visualize and absorb new information. I would like to teach a unit on growing and food safety this year. A large part of the unit I am planning involves growing our own vegetables,learning how the weather and seasons affect growing, and practicing food safety procedures.
I am requesting three theme boxes to help my students experience growing first hand. The visual aids and materials in the "Growing Things" and "Seasons and Weather" boxes will add a lot to my lessons. I would love for my students to decorate their own flower pots (as requested) and grow vegetables with the seeds included in the theme boxes. In addition, the "Safety" theme box is full of materials that would help me clarify food safety and healthy procedures.
Help us grow vegetables in our classroom!
It will help some special children gain a better appreciation for healthy eating habits and open their eyes to the wonder of how vegetables grow. (FEED USA)
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