We spent all week learning about the lifecycle of an apple tree, seasons of an apple tree, and learning about the legend of Johnny Appleseed!
Each of our centers were apple themed. They worked on finding the missing letters of the alphabet on the apple task cards. They worked on writing complete sentences about apples and writing them with correct mechanics. They did apple sorting, counting, and graphing. They had to sort apples into rhyming and not rhyming words.
At these centers they worked on adding apple seeds and writing addition sentences. They organized apples with numbers to 25 from least to greatest. They used short a word families to make real or “rotten” (nonsense) words. And they loved the Wild Apple Sight Word game where they had to read the sight words correctly on the apple cards. If they drew an apple with a worm in it they lost all their apples.
A favorite book we read was Ten Apples Up On Top that we did several activities with using math combinations. We used each of the characters from the story to make combinations of 5. Then we got to solve math problems with the power point using each of the kids pictures and apples up on top of their heads. Then they each got a book with all of the students pictures in it. They rolled a red die and a green die and added red and green apples up on top and wrote the number sentence to go with the picture. They LOVED seeing their pictures in the power point and the book!
We finished up the week with the legend of Johnny Appleseed. We did a story sequencing activity and then we made these Johnny Appleseed characters. They turned out really cute!
We also made these “Happy Apple Men” to decorate our classroom! It was an appleicious week!