Peres Elementary School Second Graders Make Good on Promise of Healthy Eating
The elephant was Oakland A’s mascot Stomper, who had arrived earlier to deliver classroom supplies to second grade teacher Kelly Fembres as part of a campaign to help bring science and technology resources into the classrooms of low-income students.
The project involving apples, vinegar, and baking soda was part of a unit on science and nutrition that has second graders growing fruits and vegetables in a greenhouse and then turning that produce into food like apple sauce, juice, and smoothies.
“After having the discussion with the kids about nutrition, the parents are now bringing in fruit,” she said.
“It feels good,” said Guadalupe about her teacher’s latest lesson. “It feels really fun to do it.”