Where Food Comes From
Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of how food gets to the market.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about farmers and markets.
• Explore and apply the concept of how food gets to the market.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of how food gets to the market.
• Orally use words that describe food, farmers, and markets.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about food, farmers, and markets.
• Use key concept words [farmer, market].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about how food gets to the market:
• How food gets from a farm to a market.
• How food is grown on a farm by farmers
• What food is grown by farmers.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (fruit, vegetables)
• Ask children: How did these fruits and vegetables grow? (answers may vary).
• Say: Today we are going to learn about food, farmers, and markets. Many foods that we eat are grown on a farm and then sold in markets. What do you buy when you go to the market? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next four slides, showing them that food is grown on farms by farmers. Always have the children describe what they would like to grow.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to talk about other fruits and vegetables grown on a farm. After the second game, have them discuss the difference between fruit and vegetables. Then have them give examples of each.
Close• Ask children: What are your favorite fruits and vegetables? Explain.
• Say: We would not be able to eat fruit and vegetables without a farmer growing them. Think about how you would thank a farmer if you saw one today.