G is for Groceries


We focused on nutrition this week for letter Gg, with a G is for Groceries theme.  Take a peek at our week:
Our crafts didn't go with our theme, but they don't always go together each week because I like to change it up.  So...here's our adorable crafts this week!  G is for Giraffe and g is for guitar.

Here are some pictures of our Grocery Store Dramatic Play Center this week:
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This is the way I set up the bulletin board in our Dramatic Play area.  I hung the "Market Kids" store banner and the sale signs.  Directly under that I placed a shelf and put the food section signs on it, with corresponding foods on the shelf.



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 Here's what it looked like from the front of the center area.  I just used the standard "kitchen" items that came in my classroom.  I turned the refrigerator into the cold/frozen food section.  I pushed together and turned the stove and sink and made it the check-out area.


Here's a close-up of the cold goods section.


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Here's a close-up of the check-out section.  I used black construction paper and covered the sink and stove to look like a conveyer belt at the grocery store.

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Here's another view.

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I borrowed my daughter's grocery basket and shopping cart for my students to use. 

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I displayed all of the word cards in a pocket chart on the wall in the center.
 
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We graphed our favorite fruits and vegetables in our pocket chart.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a pic!  The favorite fruit in our class was strawberries and the favorite vegetable was broccoli.
 

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I also used a nutrition unit that I created.  It has food sorts for healthy foods, unhealthy foods, diary, protein, grains, fruits, and vegetables.  I used real pictures of food instead of clipart in this pack.  My students did well with the sorts and enjoyed it as well.  By the way...as with all of my newly listed items, this nutrition pack is 50% off for the first 48 hours!  Enjoy!
 
I hope you've enjoyed a peek into my week!
 
Love,
Kristin
 
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