National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month in the USA.

National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. 
It has  now become an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made.
National Dairy Month is a great way to look at nutrient-rich dairy foods. 

Milk gives us calcium and potassium and  nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage our weight, reduce our risk for high blood pressure and osteoporosis.

There are some videos to watch with your grade at the end of this post. 

My Dairy Pack has 67 pages 
This pack provides information about dairy cows. 
This pack will assist in the writing of your own Informational Text, guided by a rubric. It will support you r work in National Dairy Week.   

KWHL - for dairy cows. This will help in assessing what your grade knows and will scaffold writing the Informational Text - This is what we know about… This is what we want to know … This is how we will find out what we want to know…… This is our new learning about cows

 Vocabulary – There are spare tags for extra words. Display these words and discuss what they mean 
  Facts - These cards can be used as discussion starters or display these facts about dairy cows and discuss what they mean. They can be used as starters for the Informational Text to help build the paragraphs   

Photos - These photos are to be used to assist in writing the text. Print off and display around the finished Informational Text 

 Jigsaw tasks - Color copy – laminate and cut. Students match up the label, picture, definition and example for dairy food. 

 Labeling Task – label parts of the cow 

 Writing – Use the photos provided in the photo section to assist in writing the text. Print off and display around the finished. Complete a list of dairy food, record your favorite dairy recipe. Informational Text. The rubrics are helpful in assessing the text. A planner is included for the Informational Text. A map to use to how where cows are used to farm. There are a variety of papers and planners provided.

Here are some video links about National Dairy Month the second and third videos are great for discussing the differences between hand milking and mass milking. 

Tip - Watch this one up until 5:30mins as then it goes into medication for sick cows.

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