Friday, September 2, 2011

Apples!!

We headed down the final stretch of our back to school apple unit. We have just a couple of math games to do next week, but I wanted to share a few of the fun activities we did this week! The kids were so excited to learn all about the apple. We started with the basics... the parts of the apple. I made a giant apple that we could put labels on. We did it multiple times so they could learn the vocab.. and they did :)
To go with this activity we completed an apple brace map.Click on the picture to download!

Up next was the life of an apple sequencing. We made a life cycle wheel and then did a pictures and writing activity. This project came at the perfect time... just in time for Back to School Night! Our hallway looked great with the writing pages and apple art courtesy of Mrs. Kilburn's Kiddos.
Click to download!
 Some fun sponge painting action!

and a cute finished apple!

We finished this week up with an apple tasting and graphing activity. We explored an apple using our five senses (the idea courtesy of a fellow blogger out there), a picture graph of our favorite apple, and an analysis worksheet.
I just love this! I will probably do this for a few others this year... pumpkin, gingerbread...I thought "tastes like candy" was pretty funny...



You can download these too!

Well that was quite a lot and we're not done just yet. I have to say I am about "appled" out... ha!

4 comments:

Andi said...

I am soooooo glad that I have found your blog tonight! I love everything!!! I am definitely going to use these apple ideas next week. Thank you so much for sharing! Your blog is one of my new faves!
Andi

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

cute! thank you :)

Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing your apple graph and brace map. Just what I was looking for!

Tonia said...

Oh, I just found your blog on Pinterest. I will be a follower! great ideas
Tonia
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