Hello parents! April 10, 2012 We hope you had a wonderful spring break! This week students are being introduced to a new unit Food and Nutrition! This unit will be our focus in science, but it will also be implemented within our language arts, writing, math, and social studies units as well. We have several fun and exciting projects and activities planned during this unit. Two of the projects will be at home projects introduced in this letter so there is plenty of time to complete. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for being an active part of your child’s education! Mrs. Dozier Ms. Sangprasert (student teacher) 1st project: Healthy Recipes due NO LATER THAN Tuesday, th April 24 Students must create a recipe that they try making that is in line with their dietary needs from nutrition guide. Students can create their own recipe, follow a family recipe, or find one using resources. Some great online resources include: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/sample-menus-recipes.html http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_eating_kids http://www.thesneakychef.com/ http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy-eating/index.html Students will create a written report that contains the following: Student includes HEALTHY recipe and cooking directions Their experience cooking or preparing it Chart or Categories of what ingredients falls under what food group Nutrition values (calories per serving, fat content per serving, carbohydrates per serving, sugars per serving, protein per serving. ) Pictures (not required, optional if desired) How it tastes, if they liked it or not, and why Reports can be typed or written on paper or small poster board. No PowerPoint presentations for this assignment please. Students will not be orally presenting these so please make sure all information is in the report. Rubric for the 1st project “Healthy Recipe Due Tuesday, April 24th Objective 1 2 3 4 (does not meet (meets some (meets objectives) WOW ! objectives) objectives) (exceeds objectives) HEALTHY recipe and Recipe is not Recipe is not Recipe complete and Recipe is detailed cooking directions included or not complete or not healthy. Cooking and easy to read. healthy. Directions healthy. Cooking directions complete. Recipe is healthy! not included. directions not Cooking directions complete. numbered in order and easy to read. Experience of Experience not Experience of Experience of Experience of preparing and included. preparing or cooking preparing and preparing and cooking recipe not included. Does cooking recipe cooking recipe not include complete included in complete include detailed thoughts. thoughts. thoughts. Contains positive and negative aspects. Food Group Chart/ No food group chart Some good groups All food groups listed All food groups listed Category or category included. included. in chart or under in chart or under each category. each category. Chart of categories clearly displayed and contain ALL ingredients. Nutritional Values No nutritional values Some of the All nutritional values All nutritional values included. nutritional values included. included. Display is included. organized and easy to read. Personal opinion No personal opinion Personal opinion Personal opinion Personal opinion is included. included but vague. included. Some very detailed Not detailed. details are given containing many about recipe. descriptive words and is very engaging. Mechanics Major spelling, Many spelling, Minor spelling, No spelling, grammar, and/or grammar, and/or grammar, and/or grammar, and/or organizations issues organizational issues organizational issues organizational issues present. Thoughts present. Thoughts present. Thoughts present. Thoughts are not clear or present. not clear. are clear. clear and detailed. Overall Report Not legible, very Some pride taken. Pride shown in FULL OF PRIDE! Display and neatness messy, not pride Seems rushed or not report. Thought taken Very neat and time taken. well thought threw. in design and was taken to neatness. complete. 2nd Project: Food Assistance in North Carolina Due no later than Friday, May 4th Students need to research and select a community assistance food services in North Carolina. In addition to researching encourage your child to go and get involved and volunteer to see first hand how they help and that even as a 4th grader, they can make a difference. Students do NOT have to select one of these. If you are affiliated with a religious organization or some other organization that provides assistance, that is acceptable. If they work with a club or organization (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc) that is acceptable also. Here are some examples of community assistance food services if you need ideas: Charlotte Rescue Mission (holiday meals) Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry The Community Café, Inc. Salvation Army Disaster Services Students will then create a presentation that discusses: Who they are History and information about organization Where they are located What their focus is, mission statement, why it is important How volunteers can help This presentation will be done orally in front of the class and should be no more than about 5 minutes. Students can create any visual displays they would like to use (bring pictures, poster boards, etc.) Students can create a PowerPoint Presentation for this assignment if they wish. Students are welcome to use a guide to help them present information about their food assistance program but they should NOT be reading it word for word from a paper. If they are practicing and reading over their information frequently, they will do just fine. Rubric for the 2nd project: Food Assistance in North Carolina Due Friday, May 4th Objective 1 2 3 4 (does not meet (meets some (meets WOW! objectives) objectives) objectives) (exceeds objectives) Community Specific Assistance service Assistance service Assistance service Assistance Food community included but does in North Carolina in Charlotte, Service assistance food not serve North is included. North Carolina is service not Carolina. clearly included. included. Who represents Information Some information Information Detailed the organization regarding human regarding human regarding human information resources not resources resources regarding human included. included. included. resources included. Information and Information Information Information Detailed history of regarding regarding regarding information organization organization organization organization and regarding and/or history not and/or history not history clearly organization and included. clearly stated. stated and history clearly engaging. stated and very engaging. Location of Location of Location of Location and/or Location of Organization organization not organization locations of location(s) listed. vague. organization included and included. clearly stated. Organization Does not contain Contains focus or Contains focus Clearly contains focus or mission focus or mission mission statement and/or mission focus and mission statement statement. but it is not clear. statement clearly. statement. How volunteers Does not give Contains minimal Contains Contains detailed help volunteer volunteer information about information about information. information. volunteers. volunteers, their roles, and how others can help. Oral presentation No pride shown. Some pride and Pride taken in PRIDE IS SHOWN Complete preparation presentation and THROUGHOUT! sentence or shown. Thoughts preparation. Presentation very thoughts not not complete. Thoughts are engaging and present. complete. display of preparation throughout.
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