Sunday, December 19, 2010

you mean the food doesn't magically appear in the grocery store?

In Joyschool, we've spent the last few weeks learning about our food - what kinds we should be eating, what kinds we should be limiting, and where it comes from.

Carson and his "pretty girlfriend", Anna (or so he says)
They're gluing pictures of food into their shopping cart. I had set up the family room
like a grocery store, having the food in sections such as Dairy, Meat, Bakery, etc.
They each had a strip of paper ("shopping list") with 5 colored dots on it
(blue, green, purple, white, etc) and had to race to find
one food item that color for their cart.
Caleb & Preston

Benjamin (sideways, I guess)

We had several other fun activities, including reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and everything it ate. Then we played the corresponding board game to see who could become a butterfly first. I'm surprised by how much I've enjoyed Joyschool. Not that I thought I'd dislike it, but I wondered if it would be a ton of work and if it would be mass chaos. Thankfully, the kids are all incredibly well-behaved and so adorable, so anxious to learn, that it's been a blast!
We wrapped up our "Food" chapter with a field trip to the local grocery store. The kids loved having a "behind-the-scenes" look at how it all operates!

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