Mushrooms are the perfect companion to classroom learning. From mushroom nutrition to growing and processing, our resources can be used to reinforce and promote nutrition and sustainability education with your students.
Mighty Mushroom & Friends Book
Mushrooms in Schools is here to introduce you to our superhero – Mighty Mushroom! Join Mighty through adventures as we learn more about mushrooms. Our first trip is to a farm to visit with friends, “Mighty Mushroom & Friends”.
Farm to School Activity Sheet
This printer-friendly book is perfect for students in Head Start, kindergarten, or day care! “Mighty Mushrooms & Friends” has been specifically curated for teachers (and parents!) to read with students. Each page has a nutrition question for your students to engage with the book. After reading the book together, we recommend using our Farm to School activity sheet
Mushroom Fun Facts:
Resources for Educators
In this unit students will learn that mushrooms are healthy for our bodies and good for the planet. Teachers will lead students through a series of lessons that will prepare them for helping the kitchen staff cook a healthy mushroom recipe.
Lesson 1: How Do Mushrooms Grow?
Students will learn how mushrooms are grown, their health benefits and how they promote environmental sustainability.
Lesson 2: Classifying Mushrooms
Students will learn about the different types of mushrooms and will use the five senses to describe the characteristics and attributes of different mushrooms.
Lesson 3: Cooking with Mushrooms
Students will work together with the cafeteria staff to prepare a healthy mushroom avocado quesadilla recipe.
K – 2ND GRADE UNIT
3RD – 5TH GRADE UNIT
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