October - Winter Squash / Pumpkins
HOTm Support Materials posted monthly under each produce item.
(Material found under each month’s HOTM feature produce item)
Name of Material
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.
Activity Sheets: Grades 4-8
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.
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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.
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.
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 1st 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.
To be read at monthly NAC meetings. NAC students can in turn read in their class, at monthly assemblies or over the PA system during morning announcements. Includes nutrition information on HOTM and the monthly health focus.
Monthly overheads for the featured produce item for K-1 and 2-6.
PreK Harvest Tools Packet
Each packet includes a picture recipe, accordion book, math & science lesson, Power point presentation for parent education, themed classroom activity, classroom recipe, themed parent education, and parent recipes in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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.
Supermarket monthly poster of HOTM for display in produce section.
Usually given to students in conjunction with taste testing.
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.
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Taste Test Teaching Points
HOTM highlights for K-6 to be used in conjunction with HOTM taste testing
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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