This was the first FoodPrints in a few weeks, but the format was the same. I helped the 3rd grade class draw diagrams of leaves and label them, to further understand photosynthesis. In the other stations, the class made an Indian dish and created poetry. Overall, I think the class really enjoyed their session.
We did the same activities as the previous week, but with a different class. This week, I helped with the skit portion, which was really fun! The kids were really creative and had some great ideas.
During my second FoodPrints volunteering experience, I helped a third grade class in the kitchen. Before the kids arrived, I helped set up by chopping squash into smaller pieces, so it would be easier to cut them with their plastic knives. I also helped set up the room. The topic of the week was recycling, so all of the activities surrounded that. Once the kids came, they heard a story and then broke into stations. I served as the photographer, so FoodPrints could show the great work they do. The kids went into the garden to pick herbs, cooked three dishes, wrote letters to representatives in government, and created skits.
For my first day at FoodPrints, I helped a 2nd grade class with their in-school field trip to the kitchen. There were three stations, at which the class prepared two dishes, created observational drawings of plants in the garden, and planted and read a book abut seeds. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience, as I help facilitated one of the activities and created meaningful connections with the kids.