Types of Cheese Research Project – Grades 4-5

Objective

Students will gather information on a specific topic
Students will collaborate with peers to complete a group project
Students will take notes regarding specific research questions
Students will present their information in a coherent, creative manner
Students will reflect on their own work as well as their peers’

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F.I.T. Family books to read at home with parents and younger siblings

Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges
The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm by Judy Sierra
Secrets of the Garden by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld
Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

WEBSITE LINKS

VIDEOS 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES

Pizza, Grains, Cheese and Tomatoes

Butterworth, C. (2011). How Did that Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Child, L. (2000). I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

De Laurentiis, Giada. (2013). Recipes for Adventure: Naples! New York: Grosset & Dunlap.

Eamer, C. (2012). The World in Your Lunchbox: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods. Toronto, Ontario: Annick Press.

Integrated Marketing Services.(2012). Fresh Produce Guide: 300(+) Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs.  Apopka, FL: Integrated Marketing Services.

Keller, L. (2003). Arnie, the Doughnut (Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut). New York: Henry Holt and Co.

Pinkney, J. (2006). The Little Red Hen. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Rubin, A. and Salmieri, D. (2013). Secret Pizza Party! New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Sturges, P. (1999). The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). New York: Puffin Books.

Taus-Bolstad, S. (2013).  From Wheat to Bread. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

Gardening

Creasy, R. (1994).  Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books for Children.

Hardesty, C. (2000). Grow Your Own Pizza: Gardening Plans and Recipes for Kids. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.

Sierra, J. (2014). E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Stevens, J. (1995).  Tops & Bottoms. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Zoehfeld, K.W., (2012). Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Dirt

Bial, R. (2000). A Handful of Dirt. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc.

Kudlinski, K. (2005). What Do Roots Do? Minnetonka, MN: Northwood Books for Young Readers.

NSTA Press. (2001). Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.

Schreiber, A. (1994). Log Hotel. New York: Scholastic Trade.

Silver, D. (1993). One Small Square: Backyard. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.

Tomecek, S. (2002). Dirt. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

Worms

Cronin, D. (2003). Diary of a Worm. New York: Joanna Cotler Books.

French, V. (2009). Yucky Worms. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Holmes, K. (1999). Earthworms. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone Books.

Kalman, B. (2004). The Life Cycle of an Earthworm. New York: Crabtree Publishing Company.

Llewellyn, C., Watts, B. (2000). Earthworms. London: Franklin Watts.

Loewen, N. (2006). Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.

Pfeffer, W. (2004). Wiggling Worms at Work. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Ross, M.E., (1996). Wormology. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books.

Sunlight and Water

Bang, M., Chisholm, P. (2009). Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life. New York: The Blue Sky Press.

Strauss, R. (2007). One Well: The Story of Water on Earth. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press Ltd.

Reference

Kingsolver, B. (2007). Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. New York: Harper Perennial.

Lehr, S. (1991). The Child’s Sense of Developing Theme: Responses to Literature. New York: Teachers College Press.

Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Obama, M. (2012). American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. New York: Crown.

Pappas, C., Kiefer, B., and Levstik, L. (1999). An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School: An Action Approach, Third Edition. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Pollan, M. (2009). The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition. New York: Dial Books.

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