Breads Around the World ~ A Unit for Kindergarten



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This is the introductory flier that Erin and I gave out for Parent's Night at the beginning of the year:
Student Teacher Intro Flier - Olivia Farrell.doc
We're both working with the same two classes, and the kids really liked the pictures...


Here is the flier introducing my unit:
CI-513-006-Publication Breads Around the World.pub

Summative Assessments
Pre-assessment for Breads Around the World: Since these are Kindergarten age students, they were assessed in individual interviews.
Work Sample - Pre-Assessment.doc
Supporting documents: Images shown to students during interviews to correspond with questions asked.
Work Sample - Which is a whole and which is a half.doc
Work Sample - Which Group Has More.doc
Work sample - Which of these things belong to the same group.doc
Work sample - What Shape.doc
The same assessment was used at the end
Assessment Data for Pre-Post-Learning Gains

Formative Assessments
Much of the formative assessment for this unit took place during group and pair discussions.
The main formative assessment tool used was evaluation of daily journal entries for each student.
Rubric for Assessing Journal Entries.doc

Breads Around the World Data.doc



Lessons



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Lesson 1 - Grain Paintings: Students kick off the unit by learning about different grains and completing an art project where grains are the paint.
Breads Around The World Lesson 1.doc

Lesson 2 - Grain Observations: Continuing our study of where breads come from, and differences and similarities around the world, students will categorize their own specimens of different types of grain.
Breads Around the World Lesson 2.doc
Grains Worksheet.doc
++Lesson 3 - Grains are Good: In this lesson, students examine the Food Pyramid, and participate in an art project highlighting the importance of grains in a healthy diet. Our new song "Grains to Flour" is introduced; involving the process of growing, harvesting, and milling grains.
Breads Around the World Lesson 3.doc
Winter Work Sample - Grains into Flour Song.doc
Winter Work Sample - grain painting template 1.doc
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mypyramidkids_poster.pdf

Appropriate Use of Technology for Lesson 3Digital camera and/or video recorder to document student participation and work for class movie at end of unit. Word processor, printer, and internet for production of Food Pyramid template. Document camera for modeling of Food Pyramid template. Microphones and PA system for student sharing. Lesson 4 - The Little Red Hen: This lesson reinforces student learning about the process of turning grains into breads, and also introduces the concept of retelling and oral history.
Breads Around the World Lesson 4.doc
Lesson 4: Little Red Hen Student response.doc

++Lesson 5 - Wheat Bread: This lesson allows students a hands-on opportunity for observing the process of bread-making. They will participate in kneading the dough, and watching it rise, and later will get to taste wheat bread. Finally they will record their observations in their Bread Journals.
Breads Around the World Lesson 5.doc
Winter Work sample - Lesson 5 student response.doc
Appropriate Use of Technology for Lesson 5 Microphone and PA system for student sharing during closure. Photographing and video recording of students working for end-of-unit class movie. Word processing and imaging software for creation of student response sheet. Document camera for modeling of response sheet. Viewing of a film on bread-making (internet or video/DVD for film source, projector and computer or TV for viewing).
++Lesson 6 - Tortillas: Students partcipate in an interactive read aloud from The Tiny Tortilla, then t transform tortillas into an art project (which is actually a math lesson on shapes) and later have a chance to sample a tortilla and record their observations.
Breads Around the World Lesson 6.doc
Winter Work sample - lesson 6 Student Response Tortillas.doc
Appropriate Use of Technology for Lesson 6Microphone and PA system for instruction during tortilla shapes project and student sharing during closure. Photographing and video recording of students working for end-of-unit class movie. Word processing and imaging software for creation of student response sheet. Document camera for modeling of student response sheet.

Lesson 7 - Naan Bread: Students will learn about another type of flat bread (one that usually has some leavening and is therefore fluffier than a tortilla). They will observe photos of Tandoori ovens, and learn about the process of making Naan. Later they will get a chance to decorate their own version of a Tandoori oven and sample Naan, then record their observations.

Breads Around the World Lesson 7.doc
Winter Work sample - lesson 7 student response Naan.doc

Lesson 8 - Baguette and Croissant: Students will participate in interactive retelling of a story about Baguettes called "Hungry Boy". They will then have a chance to sample a Baguette and record their observations, after that they get to sample a Croissant and record their observations.
Breads Around the World Lesson 8.doc
Winter Work sample - lesson 8 student response Baguette.doc
Winter Work sample - lesson 8 student responseCroissant.doc

Lesson 9 - Challah: Students examine the concept of tradition through a read aloud of It's Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over and observe a braided Challah loaf. They then participate in a yeast experiment, cementing science concepts related to bread (why are some fluffy and others flat?). Later they will sample Challah and record their observations.
Breads Around the World Lesson 9.doc
Winter Work sample - lesson 9 Student Response Challah.doc

Lesson 10 - Injera , Geography, and Tradition: Students will review the breads studied thus far, and where they come from on a world map. They will learn about the involved process of making African Injera bread, and volunteer their own family traditions during a discussion. They will then have an opportunity to taste Injera and record their observations.
Breads Around the World Lesson 10.doc
Winter Work sample - lesson 10 student response Injera.doc

Lesson 11 - Fantastic Tradition Art and Irish Soda Bread: Students will have an opportunity to recall the concepts from previous lesson about tradition, and discuss further their own traditions or new ones they would like to start. They will then create a work of art illustrating their tradition and have a chance to share it with their classmates. Later they will taste Irish Soda Bread.
Breads Around the World Lesson 11.doc

++Lesson 12 - End of Unit Celebration; Class Movie and Hawaiian Sweet Bread: Students will have an opportunity to observe a newer tradition in bread that combines Japanese Portuguese and Hawaiian cultures into one delicious loaf. They will record their observations about the bread, and later have a chance to offer recognition to one of their classmates in our class movie of the unit. Finally, they will create a work of art using bread as their medium (paint brushes).
Breads Around The World Lesson 12.doc
Appropriate Use of Technology for Lesson 12Teacher: Photographs and videos of students working during unit; edited into a movie. Word processing and imaging software for creating student response sheets. Document camera for modeling response sheet. Use of projector and laptop or DVD player for playing class movie. Students: Viewing response criteria on document camera, and using it for sharing their work with the class afterward. Viewing themselves and observing their classmates’ work in the movie. Use of microphone and PA system for student sharing during closure.
Unit Plan Template
Breads Around the World Unit Plan.doc





Support Documents



Teacher Support Document: This is a photo of a teacher support document used to examine and record observations about different types of grains.



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Here is a similar support document used for observing different types of breads studied. We filled it out each day with new observations. We also made charts of personal preferences in the class. Later, these charts and graphs gained complexity with the more breads we studied and tasted.


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This is an example of a student's grain painting. My name is written (she asked for spelling because she wanted to give it to me) but the student's is obscured.
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Mmmm. Bread is Good!

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