The Green in Me

Students will better understand how to make healthier choices when choosing meals and snacks by:
– developing and advocating for strategies that will promote a healthy lifestyle for themselves, their families, and their communities
– creating smoothies using fresh produce (from the school garden if available)

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“It was very easy to make and the students loved the smoothies. ” – Elementary English Language Arts teacher

Lesson Topics:

Health, nutrition, garden, lifestyle, food choices, advocacy

Curricular Connections:

Common Core English Language Arts:
Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details (Standards 1,3)
Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Standard 7)

Common Core Math:
Grades 3-5 Measurement and Data

Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards:
3A- Consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions
3B- Apply decision-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations

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