As part of our Living Things unit... we decided to have a carrot day last Friday! We used carrots as a theme in our mathematics, literacy, science, fine motor, mindfulness, and art activities. We used carrot number lines to count-on, made carrots to take-away, practised writing our numbers on carrot stencils, made carrots by winding wool, ate carrot sticks mindfully, made and tried carrot juice, and used the pulp to made carrot mini muffins. In STEM, we designed a way to transport 6 carrots using only paper and one hand!
From looking at our school garden, exploring what happens above and below the ground, reading books, and watching some videos; students made quite a lot of connections and shared their knowledge about carrots.
"Carrots help your vision"
"Carrots have tap roots"
"Carrots are an actual root"
"Carrots grow under the ground, and the stem grows above the ground"
"You can make lots of things with carrots"
"Carrot juice is very healthy for your body"
"Carrots help you to see in the dark"
"Carrots are very good for you - they make you strong"
"They are sometimes bent"
"Carrot soup is really good for your cold"
"Carrots give you lots of energy"
"They have lots of nutrients"
"When we cut a carrot, it has lines inside"
"Carrots make a crunchy noise when you eat them"
"They feel a bit bumpy on the outside"
"You can make lots of things out of carrots. Carrot cake is yummy!"