We prepare and eat at least one lunch that relates to each social studies block (pictures above feature: Jewish charoset from the Diaspora, Medieval peasant/servant meal served in a castle, Moorish feast, Medieval European monk's meal). We love to eat together as a family! During lunch, we start with a meal verse.
Ricky, Joey and Wilson have been entrenched in botany adventures this year, so they made up a poem about a seed becoming a tree, then growing fruit that we will eat. With all of the recent rain, we've been talking a lot about rainbows and colors...also included in the poem!
The poem became a song, and then we added gentle movements to it. At some point, we'll get a video clip of it here on our blog.
Syrendell Meal Verse - From the Earth
From the Earth a seed is born
Sun and rain, in the morn
Grows a tall and happy tree
Lots of shade for you and me
Rainbow-colored sweet fruits grow
Pick them when they're ripe and low
Smell and taste their sugar sweet
Thank you, Earth, for this treat