Lots!!! After weeks of learning about how to keep ourselves healthy, today we prepared a variety of healthy dishes in our classroom thanks to Liza Rowan who put together the menu and brought the ingredients.
In groups, the students made banana ice cream, maki sushi, mango salsa, a delicious passion fruit dip and fruit skewers, and a chocolate and banana smoothie. In the end, it all tasted fabulous.
Lesson of the day: healthy food can be colourful, tasty and fresh!
Here is what some people had to say:
After our visit to the Science Lab, we applied our research and comprehension skills to collect data on cells in order to understand them better. Then we used our oral presentation skills to organize our findings and produced beautiful posters.
5SB students spend time in the Science lab viewing various cells: hair, blood, muscle, bone, scar and plant
To deepen our understanding of one of our lines of inquiries: the physical changes we experience, it seemed relevant to go down to the basics.
Since our human body is made up of over 7 trillion cells (!) and cells are building blocks of our body, we headed upstairs to the Middle School lab to look down microscopes. It lead to a great discussion, later in the classroom, with students setting off on new independent inquiries.
We have been lucky to have nutritionist Liza Rowan as a guest lecturer to help us understand the importance of a balanced diet. Today, Liza talked about preservatives used in food, and healthier options.
Here are some student responses and intended actions:
Meghna: I will ask my mom to check the food labels before buying groceries because she does the shopping.
Simon: I looked up the recipe for choco banana bread, and am going to bake it!
Deegan: I feel worries because if I don't eat the right food, my body wont stay healthy.
Lars: I feel worries because if restaurants use chemicals in their food, I will freak out!
An: Food colouring makes us hyper and some colours are illegal in Norway and Sweden.
There are 2500 additives used in food today!!
Callum: I learnt that artificial colours are the bottom of list of ingredients in food labels and sugar and flour at the top.
Imogen: Try not to eat too much of food with colouring.
Our new unit of inquiry into WHO WE ARE is an exciting exploration of the physical, emotional and social changes we undergo in grade 5, with a special focus on what we eat and a healthy diet.
Our lines of inquiry are:
We did an activity called Chalk Talk where students could put their views on the topics or comment on some one else' views.
Some of the student comments were: I disagree because while we always see boys playing soccer, we may not see them reading( for example me), so boys are as good at reading.
I agree, because boys are better at sports because they play more sports
In grade 5 we have become better at research since the Exhibition and are more knowledgable.
I agree that the environment affects the way you feel because I know little English so its difficult to make friends.
Growing up is NOT easy because you have to face new challenges such as getting a job
CHALK TALK BELOW:
FOOD GROUPS. Today we looked at the five food groups: Grains, Proteins, Vegetables, Fruits and Dairy. We will apply the information we gathered to assess our meals. We start with dinner tonight. Students are to take a photograph of their dinner and then assess whether it is balanced or not.
Click on the Link below to learn more about Food Groups video on BrainPop
MATH: ORDER OF OPERATIONS
PEMDAS OR BODMAS
Watch the video below to learn more about Order of operations:
View life from the perspective of a 10 -11 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy.