Students will sort breakfast food items into sources: store, factory, natural world, and farm.
Children will need to understand the difference between natural and man-made materials. They should also discuss the meaning of the word "source." For extension activity, you may use commercially produced fraction blocks, number rods, or paper fraction circles or rectangles.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
2. Develop social skills and ethical responsibility.
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
Classification, data collection, form conclusions, investigation, problem solving
Invitation to Learn
Give each child one cube. Show them the two bags labeled “YES” and “NO.” Tell them that you want to know who likes pancakes and who doesn’t, and that you will walk around the room and have them put their cube in the bag with the appropriate answer on it. Then empty one bag and count cubes with class, stacking them as you go. Before you empty the other bag, ask questions like, “Do you think there are more or fewer cubes in this bag?” “How many cubes do you think are in this bag? How did you figure that out?” Empty the other bag and make a stack for a concrete comparison. Ask more questions, such as “What can you tell about the two stacks?”, “How many more children like pancakes than don’t?”
Assign calorie amount to the items on the index cards. Have children work in teams. Divide cards equally among teams. Have children determine total calorie amount of items on their cards.
Tell the children you want to make pancakes for a class breakfast, but the only recipe you can find is for half as many pancakes as you need. Ask the class to help you fix recipe. Have children work in small groups with some kind of fraction manipulatives to solve this problem.
Recipe: 1 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 T. sugar
2 T. oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Have children write and illustrate a step by step "How to Make Pancakes" book.
Parents can take children on a "family field trip" around the community pointing out goods and services to be found there. A fun way to handle this might be a visual scavenger hunt.
Art or journal activity: “Where Did My Breakfast Come From?”