Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apples, Apples!

Next week we will start our apple unit.  There are so many great books, cute art activities, and yummy cooking projects to go with apples.  Here is a little taste of what we will be doing:

In science we will use different ingredients to see what keeps an apple from turning brown the best.

Some Art Activities they can do independently:
For the apple tree I cut sponges into circles and squares to make it easier for them to paint.  Then they use their fingers to make the apples.

Math: We read One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples by Matt Ringler then the children put the apples in order 0-10.  After they are done they mix them up and put them in order counting down from 10-0.
 Our Apple Glyph:

...and a fun game to play at reading groups or at one of their literacy centers to practice their letters and sounds.  When you click on the link the directions will be at the bottom. (some of the graphics are courtesy of  Scrappin Doodles:



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