Salty Sam’s Fun Blog for Children

Number 302

Vitamins

 

Hello Everyone

 

 

Last Sunday, we all gathered at Auntie Alice’s house for a big family lunch.  

 

When we gather around the table to eat a meal, there are no phones allowed and there is no television on.  Everyone talks and laughs together.  This is good for children.  

 

They feel connected with adults and this makes them feel supported every day.  

 

This is good for their mental health!

 

Bill, Bob and Emily were discussing the food on their plates as though they were engaging in scientific analysis.

 

Auntie Alice told them to just eat the food before it went cold.

 

The children said that during a class they had had during the week they were learning about vitamins found in food and how they were important to your health.  A good diet is good for your brain and your body.

 

Miss Pringle had divided the class up into groups.

 

Each group was to make two large posters with a huge letter drawn in the middle of each.  There were eight posters altogether.

 

Then they would write on the poster what the benefits were of eating these vitamins, what foods contained them and what dangers there were, if any, in consuming too much of any of the vitamins.

 

Miss Pringle said that too much of anything was always too much.

 

They also had to make a poster for calcium and a poster for iron.

 

Once the posters had been made they were to be put up on the walls of the classroom.

 

Miss Pringle said that if you want to remember some information, a good way to do it is to put it up where you will see it often.

 

When you keep looking at something it helps information stick in your brain.

 

So Auntie Alice asked the children what they remembered about their lesson.

 

Telling someone about what you learnt at school is another way to help you remember what you are supposed to learn.

 

They told her that vitamins A and E are both good for your eyes and skin and helps to your body fight infection, but as vitamin A is a vitamin you store in your body you shouldn’t have too much of it in a day.

 

Vitamin C on the other hand, is not stored in the body and so you need to eat foods with vitamin C every day.  lt helps keep all of your body healthy and if you don’t have enough, you get an illness called scurvy and you start dissolving and falling apart!

 

Vitamin D is good for bones and you can get it from sunlight as well as food.

 

Vitamin K helps blood to clot if you cut yourself.

 

Calcium is good for your teeth and bones and iron is good for your blood.

 

They said that there were lots of different vitamin Bs and so they have been given different numbers.  They were good for your nervous system and helped your whole body to work properly.

 

ln order to get vitamins, you should eat a varied diet.  That means not just having the same food every day.

 

Fresh, natural foods on the whole, were better than highly-processed ones – they have lots of salt and sugar.

 

Miss Pringle said that you could call fruit convenience food because all you had to do with it is wash it or peel it, and after all, what could be more convenient than that?

 

She said that some vegetables like peas and carrots could be eaten raw. What was more convenient than that?

 

She said that nuts were convenience foods too.  All you had to do was open the packet.  What could be more convenient than that?

 

Auntie Alice was very impressed with the children’s knowledge and served every one up with a large helping of apple pie.

 

 

Bye bye everyone – don’t forget to subscribe to my blog!

 

Love and kisses

 

 

Salty Sam

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Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weekjokejoke

 

Bob:  Why was the convict’s girlfriend disappointed when she met him on visiting day only to find out he had gone on hunger strike?

 

Bill:  l don’t know.  Why was the convict’s girlfriend disappointed when she met him on visiting day only to find out he had gone on hunger strike?

 

Bob:  Because she had brought him a cake with a file in it!

 

 

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Picture Gallery

 

Fresh Orange Juice

Orange juice has Vitamin C

 

 

 

 

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This week we have another of Bill and Bob’s gap-fill word quizzes for you.   They made it up to match the theme of this week’s blog post.

 

THINGS IN THE DOCTOR’S SURGERY

 

  1. S _ e _ h _ s _ o _ e
  2. B _ n _ a _ e _
  3. S _ r _ e _ s
  4. S _ r _ n _ e _
  5. C _ u _ h
  6. C _ m _ u _ e _
  7. T _ e _ m _ m _ t _ r

 

Can you fill in the missing letters to find the words?

 

 

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Quick Quiz

 

What do these idioms mean?

 

  1. To have someone eating out of the palm of your hand
  2. To eat like a sparrow
  3. To be hungry enough to eat a horse
  4. To eat one’s words
  5. To want to have one’s cake and eat it

 

 

 

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lt’s the Weekend!

 

 

HOW TO MAKE A TOY GlNGERBREAD MAN

Ginger is very good for an upset stomach.

This little toy is fun to play with.

 

BODY (KNIT ONE)

Using 4mm knitting needles and brown dk yarn cast on 18 stitches

Knit 22 rows of stocking stitch

Don’t cast off – instead run a length of yarn through the stitches so that you can take them off your needle

 

LEGS (KNIT TWO)

Using 4mm knitting needles and brown dk yarn cast on 8 stitches

Knit 10 rows of stocking stitch

Don’t cast off – instead run a length of yarn through the stitches so that you can take them off your needle

 

ARMS (KNIT TWO)

Using 4mm knitting needles and brown dk yarn cast on 6 stitches

Knit 6 rows of stocking stitch

Don’t cast off – instead run a length of yarn through the stitches so that you can take them off your needle

 

 

TO MAKE UP

  1. Sew some bobbles or buttons onto the gingerbread man’s chest
  2. Sew the eyes onto the front of the face using white dk yarn – make the eyes with French knots (wind the yarn around the needle three times) or use bobbles or with buttons to make him look like he has an icing face
  3. Sew on a mouth using white yarn
  4. Sew up the centre back seam of the body right sides together and turn body right way out
  5. Sew up the bottom seam wrong sides together making sure that the centre back seam is in the centre of the back
  6. Sew up the leg inside seams with right sides together
  7. Turn the legs the right way out
  8. Sew the tops onto the bottom of the body by laying the legs onto the stomach and sewing from behind (place the leg seams facing each other)
  9. Sew up the under arm seams with right sides together
  10. Turn the arms the right way out
  11. Sew the tops onto the sides of the body by laying the arms onto the chest and sewing from behind
  12. Stuff the body and pull in the top of the head to close it up then take the yarn down the back seam and secure into the back seam at shoulder level
  13. Bind some yarn tightly around the body twice above the arms to make a neck
  14. Add a bow tie in red yarn

 

 

Please note that the material on this blog is for personal use and for use in classrooms only.

It is a copyright infringement and, therefore, illegal under international law to sell items made with these patterns.

Use of the toys and projects is at your own risk.

©Christina Sinclair Designs 2015sand

 

 

Answers to the News Desk Quiz

 

  1. Stethoscope
  2. Bandages
  3. Screens
  4. Syringes
  5. Couch
  6. Computer
  7. Thermometer

 

 

 

 

Quick Quiz Answers

 

  1. To have someone eating out of the palm of your hand – someone who will do anything you want them to
  2. To eat like a sparrow – to eat very little
  3. To be hungry enough to eat a horse – to be very hungry
  4. To eat one’s words – to realize you were wrong about something
  5. To want to have one’s cake and eat it – to want to use something up and yet still have it left to have again – which is impossible

 

 

 

 

Embroidery Stitches

 

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