Hello from ETSS!
This week was the beginning of the ETSS summer camp, and the kids were very excited to be here! This first week was a little hectic, trying to establish camp rules and become familiar with the camp schedule. On Monday and Tuesday, I began my nutrition classes at both sites, dividing the kids up into 3 groups based on their school grade. This week’s nutrition lesson was the My Plate. I created a My Plate poster with velcro foods from different food groups. I had the kids come up to the poster to place each food in the correct section! The kids really enjoyed the poster! I also had the younger kids color a My Plate coloring sheet and the older kids create a healthy meal plan. On Wednesday and Thursday, the lesson was “Where does our food come from?” I created a tomato plant poster to show the kids how plants grow. We also discussed the different types of foods that we eat (roots, stem, leaf, flower, and fruit) and read a book called Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. I had the kids create their own plant poster and this was such a success! The kids did a fantastic job with their posters!
Overall, this week was a great week! I’m still trying to remember all of their names, but hopefully by the end of next week I will have it all memorized! Next week, we learn about nutrition labels!