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Gleaning Grapes

September 24, 2010

I went with Logan and his pre-k class to a grape vineyard on Tuesday.  The students walked (and ran) between beautiful rows of vines, looking for the last of this season’s concord grapes.  In the farmhouse yard there were several swings hanging in the trees, a hammock, a wagon, and some plastic play equipment that the children could enjoy once they had filled their buckets with bunches of grapes.

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gleaning grapes

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gleaning grapes

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gleaning grapes

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gleaning grapes

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gleaning grapes

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We took the buckets of grapes back to the school, and the next day the teachers showed the children how to make grape juice using steam and a colander.

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2 Comments
  1. September 25, 2010 8:34 am

    what a good school activity! I love that they taught them how to make grape juice 🙂

  2. September 28, 2010 10:38 am

    Awesome experience for the kids. Really two experiences: the picking and then the juice-making. And all this in pre-K. Fill them with experiences like this and they will go far.

    There is an area not too far away where we can pick grapes. The brochures all call it ‘grape-hunting’ (ぶどう狩り) which I really like.

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