Nutrition a. connors


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  • Ann, I think this is such an appropriate topic for students today! It is extremely important for children to know how to eat healthy. By doing this through books, riddles, and games, it is sure to catch the interest of students and motivate them to use the knowledge gained to make changes. I love how you have them creating their own Food Guide Pyramid using Kidspiration. I think children would really enjoy this activity.
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Nutrition a. connors

  1. 1. Kid’s Guide to Nutrition Ann Connors CTGE 5065 April 17, 2010
  2. 2. PHASE 1: Relative Advantage <ul><li>I would like students to understand that the foods they like to eat are not always the healthiest. I want students to understand how to make healthier food decisions while still being able to enjoy the foods they love. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PHASE 2: Objectives and Assessment <ul><li>My objective is to provide 1st grade students with the ability to make healthy food choices and understand how these decisions affect their bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>During this unit students will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read grade level appropriate stories and non-fiction books dealing with the topic of food and nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about the different food groups and the types of food that fall into each category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write “riddles” about the different types of food they have learned about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create their own Food Guide Pyramid through the program Kidspiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play interactive games while learning about nutrition and making healthy choices </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. PHASE 3: Integration Strategies <ul><li>Instructional Method: Constructivist </li></ul><ul><li>The read alouds of both children’s stories and non-fiction books will support the students’ internet based research and interactive games as well as the creation of their own Food Guide Pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Students, while they will have had exposure to the internet and Kidspiration, will need support when working on the computers. In order to support every student, only small groups will be working on the computers at a time while the other children are working on other related assignments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. PHASE 4: Prepare the Instructional Environment <ul><li>For this unit, the following are needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom computers with internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kidspiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade level appropriate reading materials that are both story books and non-fiction books </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. PHASE 5: Evaluate and Revise Integration Strategies <ul><li>There are plenty of websites on nutrition for children that do not require a subscription. However, some advance research must be done to make sure that the web sites are age appropriate and engaging. </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, having a SMART Board will allow the class to explore the web and all it has to offer together. Also, it will allow for demonstrating the computer activities to the students so they can see what they are going to do and how to do it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ACTIVITIES! <ul><li>Students will play MyPyramid Blast Off where they will see how healthy food choices and physical activity lead to a healthier body and life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blast Off Game </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students will use Kidspiration and the provided food guide template and place the different foods in their corresponding categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kidspiration Food Pyramid </li></ul></ul>