Thursday, September 20, 2012

Apples, Everywhere!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  Cooler weather, pretty colors, apples & pumpkins... I love it all!!  I'm going apple picking this Saturday with my hubby and another couple.  I can't wait to bring home apple cider donuts!!!

Oh, and a bag full of apples, of course! ;)

To celebrate the start of fall this weekend {and Johnny Appleseed next week}, we began talking about apples in class today.  We learned about and labeled the parts of an apple:
My little ones did a GREAT job with this!!  Take a look:
Much better cutting than last week!
Lots of seeds on that one!
Here's a view of all the apples, lining the hallway:
I love them!!

Since the projects are hanging outside, I created a little anchor chart for inside the classroom:
It's up on my closet door.  Below it, we did a fact & opinion activity {don't mind the glare!}:
Tomorrow and next week, we'll be working on crafts and papers from my Johnny Appleseed unit.  I can't wait to show you all the completed crafts!  Stay tuned!

The ideas in this post were inspired by activities from Growing Kinders and What the Teacher Wants.  Be sure to check out both sites for free printables and more ideas! :)

18 love notes:

Michelle Hudgeons said...

Adorable!!!
Michelle @ Smitten With First

Michelle Griffo said...

Omg, we made these today too!!!
Michelle

Erica Bohrer said...

I re-pinned! So cute!

Valerie said...

These crafts are super cute!

✿Valerie
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RealOCteachers said...

Adorable!

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Miss Kindergarten said...

Love them! Think I'll do it next week ;)

Ash said...

Wow! They did such a great job labeling!

Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

Sarah Paul said...

Fall is my favorite season too! LOVE It! We're studying apples right now also. We're going to the apple farm tomorrow. My favorite field trip! I love your apple labeling. These are too cute!
Sarah
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Kimberly Santana said...

LOVE!! I always do the apple tasting/graphing project and the kiddos ADORE it! I can't wait for next week :)

Kimberly
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Mrs. Wheeler said...

Apples are so much fun!! Cute!!
I'm having a fall linky party/sale on Sept 22. Come link up and join the sale!

http://mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-almost-fall-i-am-welcoming-fall-in.html

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Jennifer said...

I really need to do an apple study. I love it! Thanks for sharing. I just started a weekly link up over at my blog. I think your post would be perfect to link up. You should check it out!

Jennifer
Darling Little Learners

Primary Possibilities said...
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Primary Possibilities said...

I love this!! This looks fabulous!! I love the labeling!! Stephanie

Just Wild About Teaching said...

love it girl!

Just Wild About Teaching

Laura said...

sooo cute! I love it

Heather's Heart said...

Super cute! Apple cider donuts sound delicious! =)

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A Tale of 2 First Grades said...

So glad I'm a week behind most! Your apples look great! I just picked some apples to take to school this week.

Janice said...

I have been looking all over....where can I buy the pattern for your parts of an apple craft ?

Thank you,
Janice

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