We are Thankful for Veggies!
This week our theme for Story Time classes was Vegetables. We started the class looking at some unusual veggies and fruits like artichokes, persimmons, tomatillos, pomegranates and jicama. Most of these were new to the children, although a few knew what they were, except for the persimmon, some of the moms didn't know that one. I guess since they don't grow around here they aren't a popular thing with Utahns.
We read Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayers, Potato Joe by Keith Baker, Vegetables by Honor Head, Olivers Vegetables by Vivian French and Food for Thought by Saxton Freymann. I also told the story "The Turnip" using the flannel board.
Next week: Turkeys and Thanksgiving, of course!
Michele, Children's Librarian