12 November 2018
Thank you for sending different kinds of vegetables for Show and Tell last week. It was certainly a big success. By showing their favourite vegetables to their friends, many children who normally refuses to eat vegetables for lunch, all tried different kinds of vegetables for the first time. The children then discovered that some of the vegetables did not taste as bad as they thought.
Last week, we emphasized on looking at green vegetables, and vegetables that grow above the ground. We learned that vegetables can have different names. We looked at broccoli, cucumber, peas, cabbage, okra, lettuce, and so on. We compared courgette to cucumber and although they looked similar, they tasted very different. We then used the courgette, peas and carrots to make a vegetable and egg muffin. We tried hard to get the peas out of their pods.
After observing the green vegetables in the Discovery centre, we then used these vegetables to make vegetable prints. We saw that different kinds of vegetables can produce different kinds of prints. Most of us loved to print with okra as the prints looked like little stars. On the hand some of us liked to make prints with broccoli as the prints looked like trees. In the art centre we made beautiful pictures from the salad spinner. Instead of painting with paintbrushes, we squeezed different colours of paint from squeeze bottles in the salad spinner before spinning it as hard as we could. We were so surprised to see our pictures when we opened the lid. We enjoyed this activity very much. Although spinning the salad spinner required us to use our strength, it was fun, and we wanted to do it over again and again.
This week we will be talking about vegetables that come in colours other than green and vegetables that grow under the ground such as carrots, turnips and potatoes. We will also be talking about beans and will be planting beans.