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Kindergarteners at High Point Elementary LOVE apples!
Tue, October 28, 2014
During the month of September, the kindergarten classes at High Point have enjoyed exploring apples. Students brought apples to school to share. The classes did a variety of activities with the apples. One of the kindergarteners’ favorite activities was a taste-test.
Each class conducted a taste-test to determine the classes’ favorite type of apple. The data was recorded in number form, tally form, and on a pie graph. The students used this information to write about their favorite type of apple. During the taste-test, the students used their five senses to help create a list of adjectives that described what they were experiencing as they ate each type of apple. The students then used these adjectives to provide more information about their favorite type of apple. As a culminating activity, the kindergarteners helped make apple butter. They helped count out ingredients and participated in a discussion about the process of cooking the apple butter. Then, on October 3, 2014, Superintendent Dr. Brian Ratliff and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Noe, came to High Point Elementary School to share a book with the kindergarten classes. Dr. Ratliff read the book Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway. This book highlights an unusual friendship between an apple and a worm. The kindergarteners enjoyed listening to the story and then discussed with Dr. Ratliff what it means to be a true friend. Dr. Ratliff and Dr. Noe then joined the kindergarteners in a biscuit and apple butter snack.