Family literacy activities at the HomeSafe Domestic Shelter

Ellin Klor, literacy volunteer extraordinaire, wrote up a piece about her work at the HomeSafe domestic violence shelter and their October activity.

But, it is during dinner that the real high point of the evening occurs. We have brought our apple peeler corer slicer tools, and everyone gets to peel their own apple. It’s old fashioned magic and a hands-on physics lesson. Shove the apple onto the prongs, turn the crank, and presto, your apple is simultaneously peeled, cored, and sliced into a beautiful spiral. The children’s jaws drop when I gently lift the apple so that they can see the spiral. And, I promise you, that’s the best tasting apple that you will ever eat.

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