Thursday, September 23, 2010

Apples, Apples & More Apples

This week we celebrated the arrival of fall by doing lots of fun apple themed activities.  We read several books about apples and made an apple shaped  fact book.                                   DSCN2222DSCN2223DSCN2227DSCN2224DSCN2225DSCN2229

DSCN2230We also learned about the seasons of the apple tree and made an art project where we labeled the parts of the apple. DSCN2311 All of our centers were apple themed this week too.  Here’s a {sneak} peek  at everything we did. . .We matched sets of rhyming words on apple shaped cards. DSCN2262DSCN2215 We practiced ordering sets of apples {1-25] from least to greatest.DSCN2218DSCN2281 DSCN2279

We unscrambled sentences using our sight words and wrote them using our neatest handwriting.DSCN2236 DSCN2253 DSCN2219

We listened to a story about Johnny Appleseed and wrote a sentence about something we learned. DSCN2213  DSCN2239  

We created and solved apple seed addition math problems by rolling dice and drawing seeds on each part of an apple.  Then we added the seeds together in each part to see how many seeds were in the whole group.DSCN2264DSCN2280   We made patterns {AB, ABC, AAB, AAB} using red, green and yellow apples. DSCN2257 DSCN2258DSCN2216We also sorted apples by color and graphed and how many we had.  Then we used our graph to decide which color we had the most of and which color we had the least of.DSCN2233DSCN2260  DSCN2259

We also read the book Ten Apples Up On Top by Theo LeSieg this week and did some apple themed math activities to along with it.DSCN2267First we practiced  making combinations of “five” using red and green apples.DSCN2269 DSCN2270 DSCN2271 DSCN2268DSCN2273Then we made apple addition problems of our own on the Promethean board.  Each one of us got to come up to the board and roll the dice and drag apples “up on top” of our own head.  DSCN2309 DSCN2301DSCN2302DSCN2298DSCN2308

1 comment:

Helen S. said...

Hi I just found your site and love it. I was looking @ the great stuff you do w/apples. Could you tell me where or how you got the Ten Apples on Top math work mat?
Did you make it yourself?
Thank you'
Helen S.