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!
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
make apple prints using a slice of apple and paint!
Students LOVE reading this pocket chant!
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!
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.
make homemade applesauce!
CROCK POT APPLESAUCE
10 lg. cooking apples,
peeled, cored & sliced or cut in chunks
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 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!