Sunday, April 16, 2017

What the World Eats & What We Are Eating at Moss Haven Farm

 We extended our Multicultural Week Lessons to take a look at what other people eat around the world. Using the book, What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluision, the kids made comparisons to how and what others families from around the globe eat in one week. They discovered that England, Australia and Canada had very similar eating habits as we do in the United States, but found many differences in families in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

When farming and growing food, the crops need to be checked on a regular basis for signs of problems and this week, Ms. Jaber's 1st grade friends found spots on their potato leaves. A quick search led us to discover that our potatoes most likely had a fungus and we needed to dig up their whole bed so that the disease wouldn't travel to the others on the farm. The good news is that everybody got to take home a bag of farm fresh, bright red potatoes. #Yum! Radishes, lettuce and strawberries were nibbled on this week too.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Edible Education

Farming is fun, but eating and tasting are big hits with the kids! Food connects us, levels playing fields and opens up conversation about memories, families and cultural diversity. This week, our PTA Multicultural Team did an amazing job of planning 3 tasty treats for the kids. Kinder and Primary made hand made tortillas, Intermediate made a pita dip from India and Upper cooked a most delicious dish from Ethiopia.
 In addition to edible education on the farm, 5th grade students got to go on a field trip to the Dallas Farmers Market. They learned about the history and mission of the market, went on a scavenger hunt and then got to buy produce and products that were grown locally. Whole Foods has sponsored curriculum for our 5th graders this year and the kids have learned a lot about locally sourced healthier food options. Talk to them about what they have been doing. They will be happy to share.
#GrowingGoodness & #HealthyKids