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Halloween & Healthy Eating If You Dare

October flew by with the students at School 8. The month started with a lesson on using our fives senses in an apple tasting and has ended with fun Halloween themed activities.

In honor of National Apple Month, students tried local NJ apples with cinnamon, honey, lemon and of course plain. While the sour faces were funny, a majority of the students voted that the lemon was their favorite!

In the spirit of Halloween, the students at School 8 got to decorate pumpkins and the garden was transformed into a pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, the corn didn’t survive the summer but we were able to repurpose it and use the yellow leaves as hay.

The students learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin and that pumpkins don’t just magically appear in a  store, rather they are grown by someone, carved and examined the “guts” of a pumpkin, and even tried roasted pumpkin seeds.

It was a fun month and we are ready to take on November!

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United Way of Passaic County

The United Way of Passaic County works to improve the lives of people in Passaic County by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Our goal is to promote healthy nutrition and a food environment within which all County residents can have access to healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle.