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A Nutrition Resource Matched to SC Elementary Education Standards

First Grade Lessons
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These lessons are designed to be taught first as an introduction to the set:

  • Why Is It Important to be Healthy? - SC STANDARD 1.RL.5.1
    Ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to demonstrate understanding of a text; use key details to make inferences and draw conclusions in texts heard or read

  • 5 - 2 - 1- 0 Choosing Your Foods - SC STANDARD 1.MDA.3
    Use analog and digital clocks to tell and record time to the hour and half hour

  • MyPlate Daily Serving Sizes - SC STANDARD 1.RL.3.6
    Recognize and read grade appropriate irregularly spelled words

These lessons are designed to be taught in any order:

  • Advertising - SC STANDARD 1.C.4.1
    Identify the speaker’s purpose and details that keep the listener engaged

  • Calories - SC STANDARD 1.G.1
    Distinguish between a two-dimensional shape’s defining (e.g., number of sides) and non-defining attributes (e.g., color)

  • Carbohydrates - SC STANDARD 1.W.5.1
    Capitalize the first word of a sentence, dates, names, and the pronoun I

  • Cooking Healthy - SC STANDARD 1.G.3
    Partition two-dimensional shapes (i.e., square, rectangle, circle) into two or four equal parts

  • Cultural Influences - SC STANDARD 1.RL.3.5
    Read words with inflectional endings

  • Dairy - SC STANDARD 1.E.3A.4
    Conduct structured investigations to answer questions about the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

  • Differences in Drinks - SC STANDARD 1.NSBT.1
    Counting by Fives and Tens to 100

  • Farming - SC STANDARD 1.L.5B.1
    Conduct structured investigations to answer questions about what plants need to live and grow (including air, water, sunlight,  minerals, and space)

  • Fats - SC STANDARD 1.MDA.6
    Identify a penny, nickel, dime and quarter and write the coin values using a cent symbol

  • Fiber - SC STANDARD 1.W.5.4
    Spell unknown words phonetically; spell common irregularly-spelled, grade-appropriate high-frequency words

  • Food Safety - SC STANDARD 1.RL.10.1
    Ask and answer questions about known and unknown words

  • Fruits - SC STANDARD 1.G.3
    Draw and divide each shape into 4 parts

  • Geography of Food - SC STANDARD 1.ATO.2
    Solve real-world/story problems that include three whole number addends whose sum is less than or equal to 20

  • Go Breakfast - SC STANDARD 1.L.7.1
    Retell text, including beginning, middle, and end; use key details to determine the theme in a text heard or read

  • Go, Slow, Whoa Foods - SC STANDARD 1.RL.11.1
    Identify the author’s purpose—to explain, entertain, inform, or convince

  • Healthy Desserts - SC STANDARD 1.C.1.2
    Practice the skills of taking  turns, listening to others, and  speaking clearly

  • Healthy Snacks - SC STANDARD 1.W.5.2
    Using (a.) periods, question  marks, and exclamation marks at the end of sentences and (b.) commas in dates and to separate items in a series.

  • Local Food - SC STANDARD 1.ATO.9
    Create, extend and explain  using pictures and words for  repeating patterns (e.g., AB, AAB,  ABB, and ABC type patterns)

  • MyPlate Protein - SC STANDARD 1.S.1A.1
    Ask and answer questions about the natural world using explorations, observations, or structured investigations

  • Natural and Processed Food - SC STANDARD 1.S.1A.5
    Use mathematical and  computational thinking to (1)  recognize  and express quantitative observations, (2) collect and analyze  data, or (3) understand patterns and  relationships.

  • Portion Control - SC STANDARD 1.W.6.3
    Write left to right leaving space between words

  • Protein - SC STANDARD 1.W.1.2
    Plan, revise, and edit building on personal ideas and the ideas of others to strengthen writing

  • Rainbow Foods - SC STANDARD 1.NSBT.6
    Subtract a multiple of 10 from a larger multiple of 10, both in the range 10 to 90

  • Regulation - SC STANDARD 1.RI.11.2
    Identify the reasons an author gives to support a position

  • Restaurant Food - SC STANDARD 1.C.1.2
    Practice the skills of taking turns, listening to others, and speaking clearly

  • Sodium - SC STANDARD 1.ATO.8
    Determine the missing number in addition and subtraction equations within 20

  • Stick to Stickers - SC STANDARD 1.G.4
    Identify and name two-dimensional shapes (i.e., square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid, and circle).

  • Sugar - SC STANDARD 1.W.6.2
    Print upper- and lowercase letters proportionally, using appropriate handwriting techniques

  • Vegetables - SC STANDARD 1.MDA.1
    Order three objects by length using indirect comparison

  • Vitamins and Minerals - SC STANDARD 1.ATO.7
    Understand the meaning of the equal sign as a relationship between two quantities (sameness)

  • Whole Grains - SC STANDARD 1.C.4.2
    Identify the introduction, body, and conclusion of a presentation

This lesson is designed to be taught last prior to the summer break: