Rethink Your Drink at Maya Lin Elementary
On May 15th, 5th grade students from room 20 at Maya Lin Elementary School prepared and enjoyed a refreshing fruit drink to cool them down on a warm spring day. Students chopped orange slices and let them steep in water for an hour before drinking the beverage up. Everyone loved it so much that we quickly ran out and had to refill the water jug.
To follow up on the activity, students went to the school garden the following week and harvested mint to make sun tea. After letting the mint water cook under the sun for the first half of the day, students were able to try the fresh minty water and found it to be equally delicious as the orange water. - by Mel Pepper