Grades 3 & 4 of our Elementary School visited the American Farm
School last week. During the trip our students experienced how olives
are made and collected. They also saw the machine that makes olive oil.
They learned that it takes 6 kilos of olives to make one liter of olive
oil. They became specialists in tasting and categorizing olive oil and
olives. The students categorized the olive oil as either being fruity,
spicy or bitter. They categorized the olives as bitter, salty or
flowery. They observed the olive trees and how olives are collected, how
to tell the age of an olive tree, how to take care of an olive tree
and where they are found. They were very lucky to get the opportunity to
walk around and to see and touch the olive trees. The children were
able to connect what they read about olives in class to real life.
Mr. Kostas Kois, Grade 3
Mrs. Dimitra Bentioulis, Grade 4
Mrs. Sophia Konstantinidou, Elementary Greek