MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Lakeview Elementary School teacher Jim Lieto took his class to ACME supermarket last week to give his students a chance to look behind the scenes and find out how a supermarket operates.

The students learned how recycling bottles and cans worked. Each student was given plastic bottles and taught about the importance of recycling. Each student was also given loose change and shown how to use the Coinstar machine. They each chose a charity to which they donated the money they got back.

The next stop was the seafood department where the students had the chance to interact with some live lobsters. Butcherblock Captain Jimmy was on hand to answer any questions and participate in a small show-and-tell.

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Each student stopped by the bakery department and received a tutorial on decorating cupcakes from bakery manager Debbie. They each decorated their own cupcake.

Each student was given a $5 ACME gift card and then sent out to shop. Accompanied by an aide, each student chose some products and then met at the register where office coordinator Patricia assisted them in using their gift cards.