Saturday, September 24, 2011

An Appleicious Week!

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!

apple fun

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.

apple center 1

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.

apple center 2

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!

apples up on top

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!

Johnny Appleseed

We also made these “Happy Apple Men” to decorate our classroom! It was an appleicious week!

happy apple men


  1. Love all of the activities! Where can I find the Story sequencing paper?

  2. What cute ideas! I absolutely love the pictures of the kids with the Ten Apples Up On Top! Do you have the template for that worksheet!?

    Frolicking Through First

  3. Cute ideas! Just found you on Pinterest & became a new follower :)

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  4. I am a new follower as well. L.O.V.E. all the apple activities. Where did you find the apples on top activity sheet?


  5. I, too, would LOVE to know where I can purchase/download the activities...WAY cute!

  6. I LOVE all of your apple activities! They look like so much fun for the children. Are they available for us to download or purchase? Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
    Cathy Dugger

  7. Thanks for all your nice comments! Yes all of the centers are for purchase on TpT at
    The ten apples on top activity is not available it was a cut and paste made from art drawn from another teacher friend. Kids love it! Wish I was more help with that. Thanks again for joining our blog!

  8. I really would love the Johnny Appleseed Sequencing Activity!

  9. I can't find the Johnny Appleseed sequencing on tpt. Is it still available?

  10. I would love the Johnny sequence also!

  11. I would love a copy of the Johnny Appleseed Sequencing Activity or a link to where I can find it.

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