Cool as a Cucumber

In this lesson, the students learn where cucumbers originated, types of cucumbers, how to make agua fresca (cucumber-lime drink) and other uses for cucumbers #kitchen #grade1 #grade2 Objectives In this lesson students will be able to: Identify different types of cucmbers Learn many uses of cucumbers Make Agua Fresca de Pepino (cucumber lime drink) Bliss Value: Enjoy the cool cucumber agua fresca Materials A variety of cucumbers to talk about (pickling, english, slicing, as well as unusual cukes such as gherkins, persian or lemon) English cucumbers, sugar and limes to make Aqua Fresca de Pepino Food processor, mesh sieve and pitcher Preparation Gather as many different cucumbers as you can. H

Five Senses in the Garden

In this lesson, the students observe the garden using the five senses #garden #grade1 #grade2 #science Objectives In this lesson students will be able to: Identify all five senses Observe garden sights, sounds, tastes, textures and smells Bliss Value: Tickling our senses brings joy to our hearts Materials An open heart and willingness to learn and explore Preparation Before the lesson, walk through the garden to identify a few things that exemplify the five senses so you can be ready todirect the student's attention to a point of interest. Procedure In the opening circle: Ask students how we learn about our world. Highlight the various senses by asking directive questions (what sense do you

Pizza Pizzazz

In this lesson, the students learn to make pizza dough from scratch, build their own pizza and learn where pizza originated #kitchen #grade5 #grade6 Objectives In this lesson students will be able to: Know how to make pizza dough Learn how to keep pizza crust crispy Learn best temperature to cook pizza Learn where pizza originated Bliss Value: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Homemade pizza! Yum!!! Materials Pesto from previous class (if available) Sauce from previous class (or store bought) 30 minute pizza recipe Ingredients Bowls, cutting boards, and baking sheets Preparation Print 30 minute pizza recipe Have all materials ready in kitchen Procedure In the opening circle: As

Making Basil Pesto

In this lesson, the students learn to pick, make and cook with basil pesto. #Garden #kitchen #grade5 #grade6 Objectives In this lesson students will be able to: Know how to pick basil from the garden Learn how to make basil pesto Talk about different recipes that use pesto Know how to store or freeze pesto properly Bliss Value: The joy of making and eating basil pesto Materials Basil in the garden (or large quantity from farmers market or friends) Several scissors to cut basil if picking from garden Food processor (mortar and pestle optional) Basil Peso recipe Olive oil, grated cheese, walnuts and garlic Crackers or bread Preparation Print basil pesto recipe Have all materials ready in kitch

A Bee's Life

In this lesson, the students learn the three types of honey bees in a hive and the responsibilities of each by playing the part of the bee. They also learn the life cycle of a bee and how they contribute to both plants and humans #Garden #science #grade1 #grade2 Objectives In this lesson students will be able to: Identify the queen, worker and drone bees from a diagram and the jobs they do Understand the difference between nectar and pollen and how bees make honey and beeswax ​Bliss Value Have the fun of acting like a bee Tasting honey Materials Diagram of the three types of bees List of worker bee jobs Materials to build a honeycomb Manilla folders cut vertically into three pieces Small bal

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