On Monday, we did a little apple exploration using our 5 senses. "My" was our focus word for the day so the students "buttered" the word on their paper as they used their senses to explore.
At the end of the day, we had to taste some apples to finish our 5 senses exploration. We made a chart of our favorite apple.
On Tuesday, Ms. Frisbie introduced labeling. She started by having the students sing the song "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" while doing the motions. Then she had the students label her head, shoulder, knee, and toe. (The idea of labeling the teacher originally came from Julie Lee)
Then she cut an apple and taught the students about all the different parts of an apple. She made this chart.
The students then labeled their own apple paper, but I totally forgot to take a picture of that. On Wednesday, the students created apple glyphs. I think they turned out great. :)
Today, Ms. Frisbie read the story "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" by Gail Gibbons. She taught the students all about the seasons of an apple tree. She created these large apple tree season posters. Then the students created their own apple tree seasons on the worksheet. These turned out great and my students kept talking about them all day long. I call that success!!
She also taught the students this super cute song that goes to the tune of BINGO!
As the students were filling out their planners at the end of the day and writing the word "tree", they all started singing this cute little song.
I have working on updating my All About Apples Math & Literacy Activities unit. Once I am finished, the unit will contain some of these great ideas. :)
How are you teaching about apples this year?