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Second Grade Class Enjoys Ugly Vegetables

posted Mar 7, 2019, 10:01 AM by Mull Elementary School   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 10:01 AM ]
Mrs. Mull's second-grade class have been enjoying the book, The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin. 
Students in Mrs. Mull's class experienced some unusual vegetables today as a reading extension activity. Students enjoyed trying some unusual vegetables and many exclaimed with joy how delicious they were!
"This is a charming story about celebrating differences as a Chinese-American girl wishes for a garden of bright flowers instead of one full of bumpy, ugly, vegetables. The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers" that she and her mother grow. 
Nevertheless,  her mother assures her that "these are better than flowers." Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose" (description from Amazon.com)