I put my class in 5 different groups based on personality and grouping students with differing abilities together. Each group was assigned a food group. They were first given a recording sheet to fill in: food group, how many servings a day, why is the group important for your body, examples of foods in the group.
After completing the recording sheet, students were given grocery ads, and they had to complete a collage of food in their food group on construction paper.
The last step to our project was to create a "Gami" using the app Tellagami on our iPads. Groups chose a speaker and created an avatar on the app. The "speaker" then recorded her (all groups picked a girl) voice telling important facts about their food group which were agreed upon by the group. Using this new app was definitely a highlight of the project for them! Here is an example of a "Gami" from our project. Warning: This took a very long time to load on my internet connection! This example is the grains group's piece.
|Working together to create their avatar before recording.|
My students loved this project and are able to share the important things about their food group. How do you keep your kiddos engaged and excited about learning in your classroom?