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any experts believe that school gardens offer a powerful _______________ to the sugary path leading to childhood obesity. Growing food in a school garden not only teaches students where food comes from and how it grows, but also helps kids to establish _______________ eating habits. The fruits and vegetables grown can even become part of a schoolís __________ program.

You donít even need a plot of land to grow plants. Window boxes or __________________ can easily provide a start for early learners. A __________________ garden or a water garden also provide learning opportunities.

Draw a line from each vegetable picture to its name. How many can you identify correctly? Check your answers below and score 3 points for every one you get right. Give yourself an extra 3 points for each of these vegetables that you have eaten in the last 10 days.

What parthis t of woman. the plant does it come from? Use at least 3 of your 5 senses to describe why it is your favorite. My favorite vegetable is corn. I like corn best in the summer when mommy fixes it on the cob and we get to eat it like that. It tastes so good with lots of butter on it. I do like cucumbers a whole bunch. I only eat the middle of them at school. Anthony, Pre-Kindergarden My favorite vegetable is broccoli. It grows out of the ground. It is juicy. One day I bit the top of it and juice came out the bottom. It looks green and it looks like a tree. It feels soft and it tastes so good.That is why my favorite vegetable is broccoli. Austin, 2nd Grade

But gardens can provide other _________, too. When kids grow gardens, they learn about plants, soil, __________________ and water management, and the fields of biology, ecology and environmental studies. They will probably pay closer ______________ to the weather.

Cucumbers are good for you— they are a healthy food.You can grow them in your garden. A cucumber is juicy and tastes great with ranch dressing. I helped my mom and dad plant cucumbers in the spring in our garden.You have to plant them in a mound. Cucumbers can turn into pickles. I cannot wait to eat more cucumbers! Savannah, 2nd Grade My favorite vegetable is cauliflower. It may not look appetizing to you, but it is so crunchy that you almost HAVE to love it. It’s sweet flavor makes it irresistible. It looks like a cloud, it smells dull, but it’s flavor will blow you away. Alex, 2nd Grade

Hereís an easy way to start a garden of your very own. Youíll need an adult helper, a sunny window and patience!

With an adultís help, cut the top off an empty milk carton.

Punch five small holes in the bottom of the carton for drainage.

Fill the carton with soil about an inch from the top. Plant three to five seeds and gently push them into the soil.

What fraction of each type of vegetable is growing in this school garden?

In Thailand, a whole community is involved in a project to grow food for their school. Discover more at: www.kidscoop.com/kids

On one page of the newspaper, find the letters that spell these vegetables that gardeners like to grow. Connect the dots that spell each word. onion raddish kale cabbage carrot artichoke beet broccoli Place your planter on pepper zucchini a plate in a window and dampen the soil with water.

ARTICHOKE BROCCOLI CUCUMBER LETTUCE APRICOT RADISH GRAPES CELERY MELON PLUMS PEARS KALE LIME FIGS CORN

Find all these fruits and vegetables in the puzzle below.

Celery is my favorite vegetable. I like celery because it’s crunchy. I eat celery with peanut butter. I eat the stem of the plant.The stem is stringy. It looks bumpy. Celery is hard.Those are all the reasons I like celery. Aiden, 2nd Grade My favorite vegetable is juicy, bumpy and yellow. Do you know what it is? It’s corn on the cob! I like butter on it. I eat it in a circle. Mostly I like sweet corn on the cob. Teagan, 2nd Grade My favorite vegetable is the carrot.The part it came from is the root. I like it because it keeps me healthy and I get to dip it in ranch dressing. Eliza, 3rd Grade

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To crop a picture is to cut away, change the size or eliminate parts that detract from the overall image. Cut out ten pictures from the newspaper. Crop each picture until you have an image you think is just right.

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