Saturday, October 4, 2014

Apples, Apples!

Ok I have been a busy and very bad blogger lately but this week I remembered to take pictures so I could post this LONG blog post!

Fall is officially here! I love this time of year - the leaves changing colors, the pumpkins, the apples, the cooler mornings, etc.! This week I am teaching our apples unit. This is always a fun one and one I look forward to. Of course here near the coast of SC we don't have apple orchards but my kinders still love learning all about them.

This week we have been doing all sorts of fun things with apples. Here are some sneak peeks into what has been going on in my classroom.

To begin our unit we wrote an a rebus about apples. The word/picture cards are from I had these from a subscription a few years ago. This activity really helps my kinders learn some vocabulary and they love that they can read this rebus over and over again!

We have been working on labeling our pictures so I created this label the apple kid sheet. I helped my kids to stretch out the words as a class and they wrote the sounds they heard. I was very pleased with the amount of sounds they were able to hear and write.
Here is a link to the label the apple kid sheet if you would like to download it!

We also practiced labeling the parts of an apple. They practiced sounding out the words and writing them before I gave them the printed labels to put on their papers.

I have started creating different colored boxes for the labels to help my kinders find the right box to write in. This seems to really help them with labeling.

We also wrote about the lifecycle of the apple from seeds to tree to blossom to apple. They love that they were able to find the words to write in the rebus we created earlier in the week.

We taste tested all 3 colors of apples - Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith. After we graphed which was our favorite we made tissue paper apples of each child's favorite color apple.

I'm sure you can see how much fun we had with our apples unit. I hope you are having a great start to your fall too!

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