Monday, October 23, 2017

Apple Day

On Wednesday, October 18, we had Apple Day!  As a follow up to our field trip to Fisher's Orchard, we took the opportunity to explore apples in depth.  We began with each child choosing one of his/her apples to add to our applesauce!  Wednesday morning, students get to help prepare our apples by peeling, coring, and slicing them!  This also allowed us to easily see the parts of the apple: stem, peel/skin, flesh/fruit, and core.  We read our Scholastic News Let's Find Out magazine about apples.  Next, we had a taste test to see which flavor of apple we preferred: red, yellow, or green.  Then we became scientists and explored the core of the apple to find the seeds (and star!) hidden inside.  We will be using our apple seeds in a craft on Thursday this week.  Last, once our apple sauce finished cooking, we had an apple taste test where we tried different types of apple foods.  We sampled apple cider, dehydrated apple slices, apple chips, apple pie, apple bars, apple butter, apple muffins, and our homemade applesauce.  It was an exciting day of learning and exploring!!

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