This week we are learning about fruits and vegetables. Our garden started to bloom and the vegetables and fruits are growing quickly. My daughter loves to eat colorful fruits and vegetables and she’s pretty much familiar with the names of the foods she have on her plate. In this unit, the child will learn the different kinds of fruits and vegetables as well as the part of the fruit.
I gathered my learning materials for fruits and vegetables unit such as books to read, object card, miniature fruits and vegetables, real fruit to cut, moveable letters and fruit puzzle with part labels. I divided my presentation into three parts.
Presenting a picture card or page of the book with similar object. Matching the picture card to an object or fruit using the three period lesson.
Word creation using moveable letters. My daughter is just three year old to create a word by herself. To help her understand the concept, I show her a picture card of fruit and vegetables. Then I ask her what letters she sees in this card. With this, it’s easier for her to pick the letters from the box and arrange it in order.
Prepare a fresh fruit and cut it into half. Show the fruit puzzle and identify the parts with the labels.
- Exocarp– the outer layer of the pericarp.
Mesocarp– the middle layer of the pericarp.
Endocarp– the innermost layer of the pericarp that surrounds the seed.
Pericarp– the part of a fruit formed from the wall of the ripened ovary.
Seed– an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering.