Students will be able to understand how to read cooking instructions.
Students will prepare a shopping list for a recipe.
Students will taste different macaroni and cheese preparations and write a persuasive essay about their favorite type.


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

  • Moo by Matthew Van Fleet
  • Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
  • Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Kiss the Cow! by Phyllis Root
  • Allison Investigates: Does Chocolate Milk come from Brown Cows? By Colette Omans Nicoletta
  • Bones by Steven Jenkins




Aliki. (1974). Milk: From Cow to Carton New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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

Ericsson, J. (1998). Illustrated by O. Eitan. No Milk! New York: Mulberry Books.

Gibbons, G. (1985). The Milk Makers. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks.

Kalman, B., Langille, J. (2005). What are Food Chains and Webs? (Science of Living Things). New York: Crabtree Publishing Company.

Jenkins, S. (2010). Bones: Skeletons and How They Work. New York: Scholastic Press.

McKinney, B.S. (1999). Illustrated by C. Wallace. Pass the Energy, Please! Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.

Nicoletta, C.O. (2011). Allison Investigates: Does Chocolate Milk Come From Brown Cows? Edina, MN: Beaver’s Pond Press, Inc.

Older, Jules. (1997). Illustrated by L. Severance. Cow. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Showers, P. (1970). Illustrated by E. Miller. What Happens to a Hamburger? New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Simon, S. (1998). Bones: Our Skeletal System. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Wheat, V. (2013). Illustrated by G. Clarke. The Kid Who Loved Mac & Cheese. Victoria, BC, Canada: FriesenPress.

Yunk, D (2007). Milk Comes From A Cow? Manhattan, KS: Kansas Farm Bureau.


D’Amico, J., Drummond, K.E. (1999). The Healthy Body Cookbook. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

English, A. (2011). Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More. New York: Lark Crafts.

Instructables.com. (2014). The Joys of Almond Milk: Delicious Recipes for the Dairy Free. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

Loomis, S.H. (2010). Nuts in the Kitchen. New York: William Morrow Cookbooks.

Shurtleff, W., Aoyagi, A. (2001). Tofu & Soymilk Production: A Craft and Technical Manual. Lafayette, CA: Soyfoods Center.


Kessler, D. (2013). Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

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.