Good morning, everyone! Are we ready to talk to Ms. Marisol?
Mr. Eka, head teacher at Way to Grow’s Preschool Pals center-based school greets his class and introduces a special visitor to the classroom. While March is National Nutrition Month, the teachers in our two preschools incorporate nutrition education into the curriculum each and every day. However, last week, our early learners were fortunate to have a special visit from Ms. Marisol. Ms. Marisol is a nurse who works with Allina Health—and is also the Mom of our teacher’s aide Daniela!
Prior to her visit, the children compiled some questions for her:
Why do doctors give you a check-up?
Why do doctors and nurses give you shots?
Why do we have to eat vegetables and fruits. . . all the time?
Why do fruits and vegetables make us strong?
Do you do check-ups on animals?
Ms. Marisol was ready to answer them all, and to talk more with them about healthy eating. Our children have been learning about food all year, and today we reviewed the food pyramid and each of its components. Ms. Marisol talked about the importance of a balanced diet, and together we made a fun arts and crafts project with our own balanced diet plates.
The children loved Ms. Marisol, and we hope she will come and visit again in the future. Thank you for being a part of our classroom’s day!