Saturday, September 24, 2011

It’s Apple Time

This past week we welcomed in the fall season by doing lots of apple themed activities.CIMG2430Here’s a little peek at some of the fun things we did . . .

We learned about the parts of an apple by making this cute little art project and labeling each part.

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We read Ten Apples Up On Top by Leo LeSieg and then used green and red apples to make combinations of 5.  This went right along with our math lessons for the week.


We also practiced creating and solving basic apple seed addition math problems.


At centers we stayed VERY busy . . . so busy in fact that we didn’t get any pictures.

Our main story for the week in reading was called Pigs In A RigCIMG2417

All week long we practiced decoding and reading short i words.  We also did several fun {pig} themed activities.  On Wednesday we made our favorite pig character from the story out of pink construction paper.  Then we wrote about what happened to the pig in the story.CIMG2416

They ALL turned out so cute!!!


On Friday we read several versions of The Three Little Pigs and compared how they were the same and different.

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Then we worked hard all afternoon to sequence some pictures from the traditional version of the story and retell it using our own words.  This was a VERY big task, but we all worked hard and were so excited to have our own book to take home and share with our families. 



Michelle said...

Love the cute apple activities :-)

Andi said...

Everything looks so cute! I love the pigs!! Where do you get that yellow/white lined paper? I want some!

First Grade O.W.L.s said...

Kelly - Love all the adorable activities! I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger award! Come check it out here:


dbturner said...

Love your activities. Perhaps you and your partner would like to put together units as well as the wonderful centers you make!

Susan Kelley said...

Love your activities!!! Is there any possible way of getting a copy of the ten apples up on top ws or could you tell me where you got this? I would love to use that on Friday!!!! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would love to do your Five Apples Up On Top activity as well. My class is working on combos of five. Where did you get the blackline for it? It is adorable!! Becca

Sandra said...

Did you use a template for the apple act. (construction paper one!)?

For the apples on top activity... Do you have the worksheet to share? Did you Ellison cut the little apples??

Love your site!!! :)

Ms. Moore said...

Oh my gosh!! Another great presentation with the Ten Apples on Top Paper. Do you share?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the positive comments. To answer a few of your questions . . . this lined paper is just something our district orders for us each year. Unfotunately I'm not sure exactly where they get it.

Thanks so much Nicole for the award. I am honored to have made your list.

The 10 Apples Up on Top activity is something that a former teacher in my building created many years ago. Since it's not one of my own creations I don't feel like I can publish it. I think she actually just hand drew the character from the story. Then we use die-cut apples to glue on top of their heads to make combinations of 5.

Mrs. Bumgardner