Next week Grade Two is launching off our new Unit of Inquiry study, “Sustainability and Production.”  In this unit the children will be inquiring about:  How food gets from the farm to their tables.

We are asking for participation at home with talking with your child about foods you eat as a family, what those foods/dishes consist of and how those items get to the store for purchasing.  We will be having a classroom museum of product packaging/labels.  If you’d like to contribute empty packaging or labels of products for our classroom museum, please send them in with your child.  This will be a great way for the children to begin inquiring into the different ingredients of foods and make observations of their packaging.

Below is our unit understanding, some essential questions that will help lead the children to gain an understanding of the big idea and some key vocabulary.  If you find that you could be an asset to our discovery times, please don’t hesitate to contact us to set up a time to come in and share your knowledge and expertise.

 

UNIT UNDERSTANDING:

Many of the different foods we eat go through several stages of production and transportation before they reach us.

 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

1.  Where do the different foods we eat come from?

2.  What are the steps involved in producing and processing familiar foods?

3.  How is technology used in food production?

 

KEY VOCABULARY:

fruits, vegetables, dairy, produce, meat, poultry, fish, seafood, processed, production, export, import, ingredients, price, packaging, organic, healthy, awareness, decision making, consumer and nutrition