Apples, Apples Everywhere!

The beginning of our apple unit means fall has finally arrived! I think. It's still kind of hot here, but I know that fall "feeling" is on it's way! I like to kick off the apple unit by having everyone bring in their favorite kind of apple, and then we create a pictograph to show the results. Another fun activity is reading the story "The Little Red House Without Doors or Windows and a Star Inside" and cutting open the apple to reveal that the seeds in the apple make the star! A hilarious writing activity: having the kids explain how they would make an apple pie! I didn't know that gummy worms would be an essential ingredient to apple pie, but my first grade chefs think they are pretty important! We always finish our apple unit by doing an apple tasting. The items sampled this year: apple pie, apple juice, apple jacks, apple butter, apple sauce, and apple chips. Yum. Here are a few pictures of some of my other favorite apple-tivities this year:

A construction paper apple cut-away diagram.

A giant apple guy. You know I love those big crazy eyes! The kids wrote words on white slips of paper to describe an apple. From far away, it kind of looks like the apple has little band-aids stuck all over it! Ha!

During math, we were learning how to solve simple word problems, so we had to do apple problems, of course!

A favorite apple poem with illustrations by my first grade artists. I really liked the poem being this large--great for buddy reading station!
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