Building upon an interest in sitting together for food, harvesting foods from the garden, preparing food, and enjoying the fruits of our labors,
Elementary children have been learning about the nutrients in food, and how they literally fuel and build our bodies.
Every morning Nido children sit together for snack, Toddler Community sets the table for lunch, and Primary Communities enjoy many different food preparation activities, cutting a fresh vegetable or fruit or baking bread. Elementary children are now making their own lunches reflecting the information they are learning about nutrition, and their plates are so tempting – we thought you might like to have a peek!
Some photos are of lunch on Wednesday, which is “Pizza Day,” so there were “polka dots” on “wedges” of pizza to add to the rainbow of delectable designs.
After serving themselves, the children enjoyed polite conversation and a little bit of joking, at the colorful tables they’d prepared.
Recent lessons have included information about “sugars” and “proteins” and our lunch makers have been experimenting with newer, fresher options (you may have seen some of our recipe blog posts from Upper Elementary!). Colorful salsas have been seen around the San Gabriel classroom and today eggs were being peeled for “deviled eggs.”
The result: An inviting atmosphere that makes a person want to stay.
“Lunch Toters” (with some liberties taken (small changes) to the Mason Williams version):
Look at them lunch toters, ain’t they a bunch,
Going off to work, a-toting they lunch.
Toting they vittles, toting they chow,
‘Eatin’ it later, but a-toting it now.
How about those lunch toters, ain’t they funny?
Some use a paper sack, some use a gunny.
Them food-frugal lunch toters, ain’t they wise?
The lunch they will be eating won’t be a surprise.
Now, how to be a lunch toter, if I may mode it?
Get the food and fix it, and go to work and tote it!