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Celebration of Vegetables

By
Nancy Kreznor,   Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center
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Celebration of Vegetables

During the week of March 6-10, our school celebrated vegetables. Each day, the students were told how the different colored vegetables effected the body. Students and staff were given the ability to try different vegetables each day. All staff and students were encouraged to wear the color of the day. The colors were red, yellow, green, orange, and white. All students were given a Rainbow Vegetable chart to record the vegetables they ate that week.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Classroom staff and students tried to wear the color of the day. Pictures were taken of those participating and put on Dojo, the communication app the school uses to share information with parents. This reminded parents about what color students should wear each day. Graphs were made in the classrooms to determine how many students and staff liked or didn't like the vegetable of the day.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Each day, the halls and classrooms were full of students and staff dressed in the color of the day. Students and staff were given the option to try new and different vegetables. It was determined that cauliflower was the winning vegetable for the Pre-K students.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Not only were the students provided with different vegetables, they were also provided with different consistencies. Cooked peas were not high on the classroom graphs, but when frozen peas were offered the Pre-K students gobbled them up. Stickers were offered to students that tried different vegetables. Students were also encouraged to try a vegetable after they saw staff and peers try them.