December - Beans
Name of Material
Activity Sheets: Kindergarten- Grade 5
These activity sheets can be utilized in the classroom to connect core subjects to the Harvest of the Month program. One recommended use is to place all activity sheets in a binder and place binder by the copy machine used by teachers for easy access.
Grades K-5 (PDF)
Activity Sheets: Grades 4-8
LA Trade Tech
Worksheets that are linked to sections of the HOTM Educator newsletter. The main sections used include: Student Sleuths, History, Reasons to Eat, and Just the Facts.
Grades 4-8 (Publisher/PDF)
Activity Sheets-Binder Covers
If you organize your Classroom Activity Sheets in a binder, this binder cover can be used as the front cover for teacher identification of content. A view binder is recommended.
Activity Sheets-Binder Side
If you organize your Classroom Activity Sheets in a binder, this binder side can be used on the side for teacher identification of content.
Activity Sheets: Special Ed
To be given to teachers or other educators who work with students with significant cognitive disabilities. Each worksheet is aligned to meet California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) standards.
Activity Book: Grades 4-5
This is a six page activity book geared for students in grades 4 & 5 includes HOTM produce facts and comprehension questions along with fun puzzles and a healthy goal-setting activity.
Curriculum Links to Storybooks
(goes with storybook list posted on first page)
Standards-based links that will be given to teachers or other educators who use the recommended HOTM books. The links are posted under each month’s produce item.
Educator Newsletter Highlights
To be given to teachers or other educators who prefer receiving just the highlights of the HOTM Educator Newsletter.
Family Newsletter translated into Hmong. Does not include the recipe that is included in the English version.
Family Newsletter translated into Chinese.
Family Newsletter translated into Vietnamese.
Guided Language Acquisition Design
Santa Ana USD
The Harvest of the Month Facts at a Glance, Sentence Patterning Chart (SPC), and Poetry/Chants are designed to be utilized by K-12 classroom teachers who participate in the Harvest of the Month program. These GLAD materials highlight the monthly produce along with the integration of Language Arts, ELD, and Health Education California Content Standards.
Facts at a Glance
Sentence Patterning Chart
Poetry / Chants
Monthly overheads geared for the featured produce item geared for two different grade grouping (K-1 and 2-6).
K-1 and 2-6
PreK Harvest Tools Packet
OCDE Network Coalition
Each packet includes a picture recipe, accordion book, math & science
lesson, Power point presentation for parent ed, themed classroom
activity, classroom recipe, themed parent ed, and parent recipes in
English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
PreK Harvest Tools Packet
Harvest of the Month small group activities and classroom taste testing integrated into the Preschool Houghton Mifflin Where Bright Futures Begin Curriculum.
Posters will now include nutrition information as well as HOTM information.
Cafeteria Connection Poster
Supermarket monthly poster of HOTM for display in produce section.
Recipe cards in English and Spanish and can be used classroom and supermarket.
(formatted LA Trade Tech)
Three ingredients, teacher-friendly recipes that feature the HOTM for a classroom taste testing.
A monthly collection of 2-5 recipes that have been approved for cooking in the classroom. All recipes have been calculated for classroom taste testing (~¼ cup each for 20-35 students). One page.
The same monthly collection of 2-5 recipes that students may have had the opportunity to try in the classroom can be sent home for the whole family to try. Recipes are converted from classroom taste test sizes to servings of ~4-6. Print on the back side of your Family Newsletter!
Visual Recipe directions of at least one recipe included on the Kid Friendly Recipe Page used in the classroom. Typically used for Special Education Classrooms. Some months will have more than one recipe.
Visual recipes for Special Ed
Usually given to students in conjunction with taste testing.
Avery White Mailing Labels
1" x 2 5/8" #5160
Taste Test Instructions
LA Trade Tech
Instructions and ideas on how to prepare and serve the featured Harvest of the Month produce for taste testing in the classroom. Instruction sheets are sent to all classrooms with the Harvest of the Month produce each month.
Taste Test Teaching Points
Geared for K-6-to be used in conjunction with HOTM taste testing
Teacher Activity Packets
Background info; activities that support monthly featured HOTM produce; divided by three grade groupings; connected to educational standards.
When possible, documents are available in either Microsoft Word or Publisher format to allow the user to change information to fit their program. In addition, some documents are available in Adobe PDF format to allow the user to see what a document looks like in the event they don't have the required software to view it (If you can't view Adobe PDF click here for free Adobe Reader software).
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