Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Fruit and vegetable tasting day

We had a fruit and vegetable day today.
Each student brought a fruit and a vegetable to school today (the more exotic the better!)
We ended up with a total of 7 vegetables:- carrot, celery, broccoli, mangetout, pepper, potato and cucumber
and a total of 18 fruits:- apple, orange, banana, pineapple, kiwi, kaki (sharon fruit or persimmon), mango, blackberry, pomegranate, plum, papaya, apricot, lime, lemon, pear, avocado, tomato and granadilla.
First of all we sorted into vegetables and fruits.
Then we resorted into whether a fruit/veg is grown in Ireland or not.
These are the Irish produce:
We made a data chart of the different produce.
We had one two or three of most items.
We named the fruits, vegetables and colours as Gaeilge. talked about 2D and 3D shaped fruits (ovals, circles, spheres, cylinders and cones) and amounts half, quarters, eights, and how to cut a fruit into 24 pieces.
We used adjectives to describe our fruits (bumpy, heavy, ugly, scaly, spiky, hard, rough, smooth, cool, light, smelly, unpleasant, rotten, sweet, sour, fruity).
We are happy to have used our senses of sight, smell, taste and touch today.
We didn't use our sense of hearing.
Finally came the best part: the food tasting.
We all got a sheet with all fruit and veg drawn on them.
We had to add a smiley face for ones we liked, or a sad face for ones we didn't like or an X for ones we didn't try.  There were even prizes for anyone who tried everything (whether they liked it or not).
What a fun day!
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Most exotic fruit this year:- a granadilla fruit!  Yum!!!

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