LEARNING & TEACHING ABOUT CHOCOLATE:
There are so many great resources for adults to learn about the science an history of chocolate. But what about kids? As a fourth-grade teacher, I have found a number of great non-fiction and fiction texts for my "Ms. Mitchell's (Book) Box of Chocolates," and thought I'd share some of them with you!
WHERE TO BUY: As a cash-strapped public school teacher, I often buy my books used, and have a few beloved online independent bookstores that sell used and new books. Here are a few that I have used before (click on name and the shop will open in a new window):
I know we often have overflowing Amazon wish lists or limited suppliers through DonorsChoose or Adopt-A-Classroom, but I want to hopefully throw a little independent bookstore support in whenever I can!
**All books listed below will link to their Powell's page, but feel free to purchase wherever you usually do**
Chocolate is a great instant-engagement for kids to learn about ecosystems and food chains/webs (both big current standards in CA 4th grade). These are some of the books that we used and loved in my classroom: