Monday, July 7, 2014

Farm-to-School Literacy Pop-up Events

The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) held a hands-on, multilingual, learning opportunity for parents and children at all elementary schools across the city. The focus of the program was Raising a Reader! And all of the activities focused on food - trying new foods, shopping for food, and, of course, reading about food!
Fresh farm-grown blueberries and strawberries were part of a tasting activity that led to participants graphing their preferences, creating a visual math activity.
Parents took home a Scavenger Hunt activity to bring to the grocery store to help children identify fruits and vegetables of different colors.
Books about growing, cooking and eating food were on display for children and families to look through.

SFLC staff handed out blank books entitled “My Favorite Foods” for children to write and draw in.
These pop-up events were a wonderful way for parents and children to be engaged together in activities promoting nutritious foods and literacy.
Content and photos provided by Somerville Family Learning Collaborative and SPS Farm to School Project.

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