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Jefferson Kindergarten Students Learn at The Little Farmer
photoKindergarten students at Jefferson Elementary School took a trip to The Little Farmer Orchard and Farm Market in Malone, WI to learn about apples, honeybees, ladybugs, pumpkins, corn and more!  

Students saw fall colors first hand and talked about the changing seasons. They learned how apples grow with sunlight, water and air and how leaves use photosynthesis to make food for growing apples.  Did you know it takes 50 leaves to make one Spartan apple?  Students learned how to pick an apple from the tree without hurting the buds or branches and everyone picked his or her own apple to enjoy.  Students saw how apples are processed in the apple house including washing and sizing the apples.  

Students learned about the life cycle of a ladybug—how eggs are laid on leaves, how the eggs hatch into larva, how the larva change into pupa and then finally the pupa changes to an adult ladybug.  They saw honeybees and learned about how bees “talk” with their wings, how they transfer pollen to apple trees, and how they turn nectar into honey.  Students even looked inside a beehive and tried to find the queen bee among all her workers!  The day was completed with a real hayride through the woods and all of the students picked a pumpkin to bring home. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
October 28, 2011