Sunday, September 11, 2016

Apples, Apples, Apples!

Fall is such a fun time in the classroom. Routines are now in place and students are getting into the groove of the new school year. The themes you can incorporate into your lesson plans this year are my FAVORITES to teach! Today I am going to share with you lots of ideas with using apples in all areas. I usually teach about apples for a week but, you could do more or less.

These are just a few of the books I share during the week




To start off we read about the apple life cycle. The book Apples by Gail Gibbons has so much great information to start off any topic. After the book we chart about some things about apples. Here is an example that I found on Pinterest.

For some follow up activities I have some math, literacy and science printables that we have out in our stations during the week. Here is a sneak peak of a few of them

Click on the picture to see the whole packet.

We talk about some apple words/ vocabulary with these picture and word cards


The students use these cards and pictures to show the life cycle of an apple seed. You can grab them for FREE just by clicking the picture or here Apple Life Cycle.

For some hands- on literacy centers we have lots activities. One of their favorites is building sentences from word cards and then writing them down.
This set I took the sentence and printed them on colored paper to save some ink. Each sentence is a different color so the words do no get mixed up. You can see the whole set here:Apple Sentence Scrambles.

One new activity I made for this year is this Apple Sorting Activity
Students sort the pictures based on their short vowel sounds. CVC Short Vowel Apple Sort

This is also the time of the year where we start to talk and hear A LOT about fact and opinion. We complete this whole group sorting activity on a pocket chart where students hear what is on the card and then decide if it is a fact or an opinion.


During this time of year we also read and talk about Johnny Appleseed. Here are some books that are read aloud

We create an anchor chart like this with the information that we discovered


From all the information we gather the students work on a few different activities. Last year I had my students make a flip book that told us all about who he was.

Other students sequenced his life with pictures and others did some writing. You can see all of those activities in this resource Johnny Appleseed Printables.


I have more craft, science and math ideas over on my September Adventures board on Pinterest.


 As a thanks for stopping by I am having a sale on all of my apple resources for just this week. They  are on all sale for 20% off this week! You can see them here. Apple Activities




If you would like to share any ideas or tips from  this blog post feel free to pin this image below



Happy Fall Y'all!

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