Wheat from the Field to You!
We eat many foods that are made from wheat. Where does wheat come from?
Farmers plant wheat seeds in the spring. The plants grow all summer. The wheat plants produce seeds called kernels. The kernels are ripe in the fall.
A big machine cuts the wheat. The machine is called a combine. It takes the kernels off the plants.
3 Turning Wheat into Flour
Some kernels go to flour mills. Workers check, clean, and wash the kernels. Heavy rollers grind the kernels into flour. The flour is put into bags. Some flour goes to grocery stores. People buy flour at the store.
4 Turning Flour into Foods
Some flour goes to companies that make food. Wheat flour is used to make bread, cake, pasta, cereal, tortillas, and more.
Which of these photos shows growing? Harvesting? Turning wheat into flour? Turning flour into food? Write the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 to show the sequence.
Count the word wheat on these pages. How many times did you see the word wheat?
Write the word wheat on a piece of paper.