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October 25, 2012

Second Graders At George Hill Orchard

On October 12 second grade students participated in a field study to George Hill Orchard. Students have been learning about Goods and Services, Buyers and Sellers, and Producers and Consumers in Social Studies. What better way to tie it all together than actually working along side the farmer to produce apple cider and then consume it? Yummy!

Room 5 students would like to share an expository writing piece about how to make apple cider. They would also like to share their sensory poems reflecting their thoughts of the field study.

How to Make Apple Cider

  1. Harvest the apples by picking them up off the ground.
  2. Grade the apples by checking them over carefully for bruises or bumps.
  3. Wash the apples to get off all the dirt.
  4. Grind the apples into pumice or pulp.
  5. Stack the pulp on cloths, frames, and wooden platforms.
  6. Press.
  7. Collect the juice.
  8. Pasteurize and cool the cider.
  9. Bottle the cider.
  10. Enjoy!

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A Day at George Hill Orchard

I see crunchy, cold, red apples.

I hear the tractor.

I smell apple cinnamon donuts.

I taste apple donuts and apple cider.

I feel excited, happy, and cold.

I know how to make apple cider now.


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