Dr. Crowell's eighth grade Language Arts classes were privileged to have the ACES Alabama Cooperative Extension agent, Takisha Gordon, present to them "Kids in the Kitchen".
Incorporating our skills for the quarter, fact and opinion, context clues, main idea, purpose and pronoun and antecedents, all while learning to be safe in the kitchen.
Students learned the importance of exercise, a good diet, proper storage of food and Food Pyramid health.
We also took the lesson a step further by researching articles about food safety online, newspaper, magazine, etc and identifying pronouns and antecedents, main idea and so forth. The best part was that the kids were treated to hands-on education through creating healthy snacks.
Some of the snacks were trail mix, peanut butter balls, fruit and yogurt Sundaes and more.
Lastly, while still having fun with that, we also participated in movement exercises that had funny, yet appropriate names. For example, the "Whole Wheat Wiggle" and the "Slug", to name a few, all in a day's work in Language Arts at Dunbar Magnet School in Dr. Crowell's class.