CLARK — October is National Apple Month, so students in Meghan Zampella’s Kindergarten class at Valley Road School in Clark were encouraged to bring in their favorite apple on Wednesday. The class spent the day being apple investigators. The students graphed the color of the apple they brought in. They then completed an investigation sheet by writing the color, measuring the height, checking if it had a stem, weighing it, and making a painted print of their apple.
Then the students enjoyed a taste test. They had to circle yes or no for each item they got to try – apple juice, applesauce, apple muffins, and three varieties of apples. They were all smiles as they asked for seconds of their healthy snacks.
The rest of the day was spent graphing their favorite apple item, measuring how many apples tall they were, reading non-fiction books about how an apple grows, and filling in a chart as a group of what they learned about apples. They are looking forward to learning about Johnny Appleseed in the upcoming days.
Pictured above are Nicole Marrugo holding her investigation sheet and Joseph Minogue with the class graph of apples brought in. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)