We read Apples, Apples, Apples to kick off our Apple Theme! I love reading this story to my students because it not only shares the cycle of an apple, but also shows the different parts of an apple.


  We observe a real apple. As a whole class we study the stem, skin, flesh, core, seeds, and the star of a real apple. The students LOVE using magnifying glasses. I am amazed at the connections students make!


We weigh and sort apples by colors and size!



We talk about our 5 senses! We use our 5 senses to describe an apple.Each child gets a slice of apple. As a whole group we discuss how it looks, tastes, sounds, feels, and smells. The students really enjoy this activity. We read our sentences
daily and then once the unit is over, I place this reading poster in our Reading Center!



We make apple prints using a slice of apple and paint!


Students LOVE reading this pocket chant!

_____________ likes apples!


I bring in many different forms of apples! Students get to taste apple juice, apples, applesauce, and apple pie!


We sequence the stages of an apple tree!


We create a picture graph titled Do You Like Applesauce? after we taste our very own homemade applesauce! We also graph Which Apple Tasted Best To You.


We make homemade applesauce!


10 lg. cooking apples, peeled, cored & sliced or cut in chunks
1/2 c. water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 to 1 c. sugar

Put all ingredients into crock pot. Should be about 3/4 full. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours (high 3 to 4 hours).


We make apples!


We read Ten Apples Up On Top! Together as a class we practice writing our numbers 1-10. After we complete our number writing...students get to add 10 apples on top of their head! SO CUTE!


Don't forget to check out our other themes!


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