On September 24, the Second Grade visited Homestead Farm in Poolesville, Maryland to learn all about apples and experience a bit of life on a farm. The children were thrilled to pet, feed, and learn about different farm animals, enjoyed a scenic hay ride, heard an educational talk about apples and apple orchards, and had the opportunity to pick their own apples. In the weeks following the trip, the students have been engaged in a variety of apple-related math activities and science investigations. Our apple lab has included cutting and observing the parts of an apple, measuring the weight and circumference of our apples using different measuring tools, and comparing what happens to a peeled and an unpeeled apple over time. We thank Homestead Farm for giving us the opportunity to learn about apples and their many uses!