Grow, Eat, Thrive - Growing Gardens for Health

Supported Content Standards

Each lesson in Grow, Eat, Thrive promotes nutrition and physical activity, while integrating a variety of other content areas to meet many national and state standards. Lessons are age and grade level appropriate, ensuring that teachers are meeting the needs of their students and their districts. Download a complete matrix of standards met by the Grow, Eat, Thrive curriculum below.

Full standards matrix for all grades (PDF)

Lessons in Kindergarten - 1st grade meet the following standards:

Colorado Standards

  • Science: 1, 3, 3.3
  • Reading and Writing: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Math: 3, 5
  • Visual Arts: 1
  • Physical Education: 3

National Standards:

  • Health: 1, 3, 6
  • Science: A, C, F
  • Math: 4, 5
  • Language Arts: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Physical Education: 3, 4, 6

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Lessons in 2nd grade - 3rd grade meet the following standards:

Colorado Standards:

  • Science: 1, 3
  • Reading and Writing: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Math: 1, 3
  • Visual Arts: 1, 2
  • Physical Education: 3

National Standards:

  • Health: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7
  • Science: A, C, F
  • Math: 1, 5
  • Language Arts: 4, 5, 12
  • Physical Education: 2, 6
  • Social Studies: 4
  • Visual Arts: 1, 5, 6

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Lessons in 4th grade - 5th grade meet the following standards:

Colorado:

  • Science: 1, 3, 3.3, 5
  • Reading and Writing: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Math: 1, 3, 5
  • Visual Arts: 1
  • Physical Education: 3

National Standards:

  • Health: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Science: C, F
  • Math: 1, 4, 5
  • Language Arts: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Physical Education: 2, 6
  • Social Studies: 4
  • Visual Arts: 1, 5, 6

Testimonials

"I thought Grow, Eat, Thrive was a nicely done unit overall. The Teacher Background sections were helpful and the worksheets worked well. My students especially loved the 'Growing Greens Galore' and the farmer's market lessons. They really liked the salads!"

- Third Grade Teacher

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"The lessons were very age-appropriate for my classroom, especially the goal setting lesson. We logged the fruit and vegetable colors that students ate each morning on a large rainbow. This was a great way to check in with them each day. Lessons like the 'Alphabet Book' also work great in a first grade classroom. We do a lot of similar literacy activities already."

- First Grade Teacher

"All of the lessons we did were great for life skills."

- Fifth Grade Teacher

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Link to Sunny Days Healthy Ways site

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