You know that you are doing some good teaching when they go straight for the table and don't even bother to take off their coats or backpacks, let alone say "Good Morning" to you!
Later on that afternoon, the students got their Fat Test Sample ("Can we even call it food anymore??" one boy commented) and observed the results. They figured out how much fat their snack had, based on the size of the grease stain.
They couldn't believe it!!! The grease stain went RIGHT THROUGH the double layered brown paper baggie. Yuck!!!I made a transparency of centimeter graph paper (click here for the PDF of the graph paper) and each student placed their transparency over the grease stain. They used a dry erase markers to shade in any square that had a grease stain. If the square had a tiny amount of grease, they counted that as half.
Look at the fat in this boy's Krispy Kreme Donut!As you can see, our snacks had quite a large amout of fat in them! Lesson learned!
Throughout the day today, I had two students come up to me and say:
"I'm craving an apple!"
"Something is wrong with me. I already ate two apples today."
No joke...can't even make this stuff up if I tried! :)
Check out the new and improved snacks that they brought today!! Almost every student brought a piece of fruit!
Remember, this is what our snacks looked like before the Fat Test! What an improvement!Tomorrow we will be making a bar graph with our results!
If you are looking for quality picture books to teach your students about nutrition, check out the new books by Brian Cleary.
The kids loved these books and so did I!
This is also a great website where you can find materials to order for your classroom.