This fall, Unity Charter School’s 1/2 multiage class visited the Urban Garden at Lafayette Learning Center. We had been working on a cross-curricular unit entitled, “Citizenship in our Community” where we learned all about the characteristics of being a good community and classroom citizen.
On Wednesday, an outdoor Fall Picnic Lunch was planned for students at Unity Charter School. This was a follow up to the outdoor Picnic Lunch held in the spring in conjunction with the Healthy Kids Eco-school pathway. The Picnic Lunch was such a success with the students that we brought it back again for the fall. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate, forcing the students to remain inside because of the rain. However, spirits were not dampened for long, because another special treat had been planned for the children: Apples! While it might take more than “an apple a day to keep the doctor away,” fresh, local apples are certainly a step in the right direction. Besides tasting delicious, apples are easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, and high in both soluable and insoluable fiber.