CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONCONTENT TO BE TAUGHT: The Food Pyramid GRADE LEVEL: 1
WASHINGTON STATE LEARNING STANDARDS:
Component 1.5: Understands relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to body composition and physical performance.
1.5.1 Understands how the body’s function is affected by food consumption.
- Describes groups of the Food Guide Pyramid
- Understands that food provides energy for the body.
OBJECTIVE(S): Given a group discussion after reading The Monster Health Book, the student will be able to recognize healthy eating habits with beginning mastery.
KID-FRIENDLY OBJECTIVE: I can make healthy eating choices.
MATERIALS NEEDED: The Monster Health Book, food pyramid poster, worksheet
Phase 1: Provide Objectives and Set
Students will be given the agenda for the day and we will begin with a brief review of yesterday’s lesson about the different food groups present in the food pyramid.
Phase 2: Focus the discussion
Teacher will prompt students to think of foods that they enjoy eating from each of the 5 food groups. The teacher will then ask what foods make our bodies healthy, strong, and full of energy.
Phase 3: Holding the Discussion
Teacher will listen to the ideas, responses, and questions that the students pose. The teacher will record the responses of the students to track their understanding of the questions asked and their understanding of the previous lesson.
- Buzz Groups
- Chance to Listen
- High Talker tap-put
- Time Tokens
- Beach Ball
- Checking Impressions
- Thinking Matrix
Phase 4: Ending the Discussion
After learning more about why we need to be responsible protectors of our body’s health through reading and talking about what being healthy looks and feels like students will express their understanding.
Phase 5: Debriefing the Discussion
Teacher will ask students to share why health is important, why diet and exercise are important, and what ways we can keep our bodies healthy.
POST INSTRUCTIONAL TASKS
- STUDENT SELF ASSESSMENT (STUDENT VOICE)
ANALYSIS OF YOUR TEACHING DECISIONS
- How does this lesson provide opportunities to learn (attend to: addressing opportunity gaps for accessibility to a range of all students, brain structure and functioning, context of schooling)