Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Learning with Apples

While spending a week reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, I decided to branch off and learn about seeds (and apples of course). 

Here are some of the ways we learned with apples.

After reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, the boys explored a sensory bin filled with items from the story.  Click here to read more about our "apple pie in a basket."

We used playdough and made pretend apples.

 In Old Crow's math journal, he used different colored apples to make addition sentences.

We drew apple trees and apples to depict adding word problems.

 He played 3 Way Math...a game I found online.  I thought this would be a challenge for him, and he did great!!!!

Old Crow learned about what a seed needs in order to grow.
He made a mini-book called "The Story of a Seed" and we added it to his lapbook.

 We cut open an apple, and Old Crow used his magnifying glass to inspect all parts of the apple...especially the seeds.  He then labeled the parts of an apple on his own sheet which we added to his lapbook.

Language Arts
He made a list of new words that could be formed from the letters in "Apples."  
We added this list to our lapbook.

Old Crow tasted an apple, and then we wrote describing words for the apple in his lapbook.

He also read Johnny Appleseed.  I love to hear him read!!

After reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World several times, we then charted the girls journey on a world map.

Here is Old Crow's completed lapbook.  Although he doesn't like to eat apples, he sure had fun learning with them. :)

Supplemental books we used for our apple theme:
Johnny Appleseed
One Red Apple
Apples Grow on a Tree
How Do Apples Grow
Down the Road
Apples to Oregon (this one is great!!)


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