Teachable Moment Tips “TMT”

I have always used cooking in my classroom to capture my students’ interest, to create concrete fun ways of understanding topics, and to expand their palates. I know that the more senses you can engage in the learning process the better students changes of retaining the information. I will include the teachable moment tips on this post and those of you who wish to use it to capture your own teachable moments at home or at school may do so. As you read a recipe short TMTs will be included but for more look for the TMT after the recipe and refer back to this post. I will keep adding to this post. Please let me know how they worked for you. Also feel free to add your own ideas for TMTs in the comments. I’d love to hear from you too.

Eggs– primary grades- discuss parts of an egg, what lays eggs, open up an egg carton count by 2, cut up the egg carton and discuss how many different ways you can group them and still add up to 12, Place hard boiled egg on an inclined ramp and measure how far it will roll down. Use an egg to explain the parts of the earth- crust, mantle, core: shell, egg white, egg yellow. PE- walk a distance carrying a hard boiled egg on a serving spoon. challenge other teams.

Stone soup is an wonderful way to identify veggies and talk about the part of the plant that you are eating. It lends itself to lessons on fractions and equivalent fractions, greater than less than. measurement of length and weight of each veggie. Using the veggies you can teach about Venn diagraming. Graphing which is your favorite veggie.

books- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Chickens aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller, Talking Eggs, Patricia Pollaco, An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston,

Edible Life Cycle of the Butterfly- The Very Hungry Caterpillar


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