The aroma of freshly cooked apples and cinnamon wafted through Forest Lake classrooms as kindergarten students assisted their teachers with making homemade apple sauce. Using a Foley mill, each student took turns churning the wedge to separate the skin from the meat of the apple and then tasted the fruit of their labor.
Teacher Lynne Adams said the students have been studying apples for a week, having sorted and graphed apples by their attributes. The kindergartners have also tasted different apples and graphed their favorites and have discussed the parts of the apple.
One additional science activity included an experiment on density. In Stacey Sandurs’ class, each student placed their apple in a tub of water to see if it would sink or float. The students then recorded their observations and checked to see if they matched earlier predictions.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.