The Carrot Seed
First we read The Carrot Seed. I brought in carrots (complete with carrot tops) for my students to taste. They washed and peeled the carrots. I cut the carrots - just to be safe. (I usually have someone volunteer to cut with my sharp knife, but I wisely decline. I like my teaching job.) Then we taste-tested carrots.
Taste test time.
Which carrot is your favorite?
After testing, they chose which carrot they liked best. Most said they all tasted the same, but I have several that loved them all! (They'll probably be kindergarten teachers one day.) After they chose their favorite, I passed out the printable and they decorated it with little strips of paper pertaining to their favorite carrot.
This activity is easy and looks nice. It's a great one to ease into a school year. Well, have a good weekend. I'll see you on Monday!