K-2 Field Trip To Dr. Davies Farm
Each year, Aaron School’s K-2 classes take an apple picking field trip in October. It is a great way to celebrate the fall, have fun, and integrate the lower school community! On Monday, October 18th, the Spruce, Pine, Olive, and Maple Rooms went apple picking at Dr. Davies Farm. Dr. Davies Farm offers a farmer’s market with a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables, trailer rides, and pumpkin picking! Students, teachers, and family members boarded on school buses at Aaron School and took a scenic ride up to Congers, New York. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer, sunnier day and when we arrived, the students happily gazed at the beautiful mountains, plentiful trees, and clear blue skies!
Our first activity was a hayride around the orchard and through the rest of the grounds. Students were excited to sit on, or near, haystacks and enjoyed the scenery as we traveled down a road which led us by a pumpkin patch, corn fields, tomato plants, and of course lots of apple trees! Dr. Davies has 4,000 trees on 35 acres of land! After the ride, each student received a bag and carried it down to the apple orchard. Students, teachers, and family members enthusiastically searched for apples of different colors, shapes, and sizes. Some of us could not resist stopping in the grass for a moment to bite into an apple or two!
Once the bags had been filled, we made our way to a grassy field at the front of the grounds and enjoyed a leisurely picnic in the shade. All of that running, climbing, and picking worked up an appetite!
After finishing our lunches, we got back on the school bus and made our journey back to school. Teachers and students brainstormed all of the recipes we could make with our apples, as well as using them in the classroom for science and art projects! Visitors of Dr. Davies enjoy making applesauce, apple cider, apple slices, apple pie, apple crisp – even cole slaw! Any way we use our apples, especially just for eating, we had a wonderful time on the trip!