WOW....It is amazing how much you can learn from Dr. Kirkham about apples. Two years ago, he helped Cole student's plant twelve apple trees (May 2015). Do you remember that?
Second graders enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in the orchard pruning and caring for those same trees.
We learned overall that our trees are healthy and strong. However, we found out that one of our Crimson Crisp Trees needs special care. Our best discovery was when one of the trees produced three apples!! Next year, there should be many more apples.
Each student was assigned a tree and they measured the height and circumference of their own tree. We will be sharing our pictures and results through Book Creator which is an IPad app. Then, we will create our own non-fiction books about our orchard throughout the seasons.