Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Green Foods

 St. Patrick's Day was on Monday and besides wearing something green, the Grade 2 and 3 class were challenged to bring something green for Nutrition Break that day.  The picture above shows the variety of things that were brought.  Many were from the Fruits and Vegetables Group and one was from the Milk Group - green coloured yogurt!  We were glad that no one had green Cereals or Meats Group food because they may have been rotten!

Ms. Simms had purchased a few other green fruits and vegetables for us to try.  If you have ever seen the show, America's Funniest Videos, you know that the audience votes for their favorite videos using something that looks like a remote control.  We have something like that in our school that are called the Senteo Response System. 

This is a Senteo clicker and it allows each person to enter an individual answer and the results show up as a graph on the Smartboard.  Ms. Simms can use it like a test and she is able to know what answer each of us chose to a question.  

This time there was no right answer but the slides asked if we had ever tried each of the 7 items our teacher bought.  We found out that everyone had tried kiwi and no one had tried kale before.

Then we had a chance to try the foods.  Everyone was a good sport and at least took a taste of the cabbage, asparagus, snap peas, spinach, brussel sprouts, kiwi and kale. 

The pie chart above shows that more people did not like kale than did. The purple part of the pie chart stands for the "no" answers and the yellow part is "yes".

This one shows that 72% of the class liked asparagus and 28% did not.  The rest of the graphs are posted outside our classroom door.  Please come and have a look at them.  It was a fun and interesting was to practice reading and interpreting graphs and the best part was all the healthy food we ate!  Maybe some kids will be asking for kale for supper tonight.

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