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Our Healthy World
My students need materials to make the connection between the world and where their food comes from. The chosen materials will help them to make this connection.
Where does our food come from? The children in our classroom are constantly asking questions that cannot simply be answered for them verbally. They need tangible work that will inspire them to answer their own questions and encourage them to keep asking questions in their search for knowledge.
Our school uses the Montessori philosophy to encourage students to become independent workers and thinkers.
We have 21 students ranging in age from 4 to 6. The children are encouraged to work with and extend lessons in their areas of interest. In addition to gaining knowledge of math and language, we want them to learn to take care of their minds and bodies. We do this through a variety of Practical Life and Cultural lessons and works. It is beautiful to watch their young minds continually questioning the world around them and it is our goal to provide the necessary materials to encourage independent thinking and a love for learning.
The materials that we have requested will provide the children with the answers to questions regarding where our food comes from. Included in our request are geography puzzles with a cabinet as well as resources to encourage the relationship connecting food to it's origin. These resources include food preparation supplies, literature regarding where foods come from, a whole exploration of mushrooms including a kit to grow our own mushrooms as well as work cards to integrate knowledge into language.
As the children use the materials to independently prepare their own snacks they will extend their learning by exploring literature and referring to maps to learn where the food they eat is coming from. It is crucial that children learn to make healthy food choices to promote brain and body fitness. It is our hope that these materials will encourage the children to think about what they put into their bodies and make good choices for their health.
It is our hope that the materials that we have requested will encourage the children to make healthy food choices for the rest of their lives.
it is important for children to learn where their food is coming from and how their food is prepared. We want the children to make life long choices to promote their health and well being.
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