The Grade 1 class in Elm Creek eagerly participated in a “Tasting Unit”. It was part of the unit on the 5 Senses. Each student used a diagram of the tongue to classify the foods according to taste.
We sampled a variety of foods that were bitter, sour, salty and sweet. Before we tasted the foods we closed our eyes and used our sense of smell to describe the food. The children loved tasting the foods and although some of the food we sampled were quite pleasing to the pallet, others were not so pleasing! Bitter – dark chocolate and sour – limes. The 5 Senses is one of my favorite units to teach and it is amazing how much the children learn.
Courtesy of Ms. Leanne Bartley, Grade 1 Teacher