Friday, October 2, 2015

Apples, apples, apples!

The Kindergarten class has been enjoying the season of apple harvesting! Their adventure began last week with a trip to the nearby field to pick wild apples. The students found enough apples to fill an entire shopping bag! 

The students brought them back to the classroom where they washed and cut them with plastic knives. These apples were then put into a slow cooker for several hours to make apple sauce. The children were delighted by their home-made applesauce which they ate at snack time in the classroom.


The next day Mrs. Gatti brought in several different types of apples and the students all had the chance to try them all. Red & Yellow Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Paula Red, MacIntosh, each student had their own favourite by the end of the tasting! 

They also weighed them to see which weighed the most - Honeycrisp won and Paula Red was the lightest!

Keeping with the apple theme, Mrs. Gatti brought a juice processor to school and the students made their own apple juice. Each student washed their hands before picking 4 or 5 slices of apples to put into the machine. 

The students squealed with laughter as some of the apple halves jumped out of the juicer and back on to the desk!

The students took turns putting the apples into the juicer with Mrs. Gatti's help and then using the juicer's plunger to push the apple slice into the machine.

The juice poured out of the spout and into the measuring cup underneath. When the juice came out more slowly, Mrs. Gatti emptied out the pulp into the organic bin and then the juice poured out more steadily again.

The students juiced enough apples for about 1.5 liters of juice! They said the juice was delicious!

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