Monday, June 13, 2011

Apple Activities

During the month of September, we celebrate Johnny Appleseed's Birthday.  We do lots of different activities leading up to "Apple Day".  On Apple Day, we make applesauce and we do lots of other fun things. 

click here --> Apple Graph

                                                 click here
                                   Apple Graph Data Recording Sheet

                                    click here -->   ABC Order Apple Baskets

One of the activities I do at the beginning of our apple unit (and many units that I do)  is have kids get together in groups of 3 or 4.  I tell them to think of the topic that we are studying and think of as many words as they can that they associate with that topic.  I then give them the ABC chart and have them fill in words that deal with that topic for each letter of the alphabet.  After working for awhile, we make a big chart with all the words that we thought of and hang it in our writing center area.  Whenever they are writing books, or sentences about the topic they can refer to the chart.  So...when writing about apples, they might write A=apple, B=blossoms, F=flower, G=Golden Delicious, M=McIntosh, etc. 

                                            Click Here for ABC Chart

I introduce adjectives when talking about Apples.  We think of all the different ways that we can describe an apple using our 5 senses.

                                            click here -->   5 Senses Web


  1. These apple activities look great! Thanks for sharing your hard work.
    Ms. A
    Oceans of First Grade Fun

  2. Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them. I am slowly learning how to do my blog. :)