1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Apple Activities With Me
Last week I celebrated apple week. blogging about all sorts of apple-themed activities. I had a few more requests, and some miscellaneous apple things that I hadn't blogged about, so I thought I'd toss them all in this article.
To see all of the apple FREEBIES on TeachWithMe click on the link to zip on over to that section of my site. There are over 100 apple-themed goodies to choose from!
Darcy, over in Washington, does a big apple unit with her 1st graders. She said: "I love, love, love your flip for facts file folder idea. Do you have one for apples?" Thanks for your e-mail Darcy. You certainly made my day. :-)
I designed the flip for facts file folders, as a quick, easy and fun way to introduce younger students to doing research. The file folders are a nice pre-cursor to writing a report. I didn't have one for apples, but was glad to whip one together.
If anyone else out there in cyber space would like a file folder on another topic (maybe pumpkins?) feel free to shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to my "to do" list.
I've also been working on seasonal sets of time cards. Here's the apple set. Use them to review analog as well as digital time to the hour and half hour. (CCSS 1.MD.3a) Great for pocket cards, an assessment tool, flashcards, games, and puzzles too.
The apple number word matching activity, is another quick and easy game. This one will help your students identify numbers and their number word.
Using a clothespin to clip to the correct answer, provides wonderful fine motor practice and helps strengthen finger muscles. So that students can self-check, mark an X in the correct spot on the back of the card.
Besides working on number words, I designed an apple color word matching game as well. This reinforces the 3 colors of apples.
I think that patterning is so important to understanding all sorts of math concepts, so I designed an apple patterning activity as well.
Graphing is also something that I did every day with my Y5's.
I decided to put a collection of 24 apple graphs together. I think I covered everything you could possibly want to graph about apples, but if I forgot something, shoot me an e-mail and I'll add it to the collection. email@example.com
Read the directions to your students and have them color in the number grid appropriately. If they've followed the directions correctly, an apple will be revealed.
This is a quick, easy and fun way to teach, review and assess: number recognition, spatial directions, ordinal numbers, diagonal lines, plus listening and following directions.
I've also included a large numeric grid for the teacher to use in a "monkey see-monkey do" demonstration, as well as a completed grid showing the correctly colored apple.
There are also posters to help explain ordinal numbers, left and right, as well as diagonal lines. Click on the link to view/download the Magic Math Apple
Thanks for visiting today. It's a rainy, sleepy-kind-of day, so I think I'll just pass the time coloring, cutting and pasting; and there's nothing like getting on Pinterest to have the hours fly by. So many ideas, so little time...
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters and create many ripples." ~ Mother Teresa
1-2-3 Come Do Some Apple Investigations With Me
Yesterday's articles featured all sorts of apple craftivities. Today's apples incorporate a bit of science and math. Whenever I started a themed unit, I always began by reading some interesting books.
To cover all sorts of genre, I included fiction as well as non fiction stories, and sprinkled in some poems and songs too. To get a list of my apple books, click on the link. Another thing I did, was to do some research of my own.
One of my favorite things about the Internet, is the incredible amount of material on the web. People have spent hours sharing their knowledge and ideas, and I'm grateful.
I absolutely LOVE doing research and finding out interesting information about the things my students will be studying. I'm always amazed at the amount of "cool stuff" that I also learn along the way.
Highlight the facts you want to share with your students. After you read the information, test students' comprehension, by having them write 3 facts down on the recording sheet that's provided.
They could also add facts to some of the art projects discussed yesterday, like writing information on a paper chain for the 3D apple "dangler" activity. Click on the link to grab your copy of the 125 Interesting Apple Facts.
A quick, easy and fun way to get some science into your lessons, is to cover the life cycle of an apple.
For hands-on learning, I've designed 4 different "craftivities" to show the life cycle of an apple.
Completed projects make awesome bulletin boards, or decorations for your hallway. (Suspend them from the ceiling, as a border along a wall.)
The first packet features an apple, apple pie, and apple tree option.
You can choose which you feel is most age-appropriate, or give older students a choice. Click on the link for the Life Cycle of an Apple packet.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year (!) after which time, it will be up-dated and rolled into my 33-page Life Cycle of an Apple Activities packet in my TpT shop.
The fourth option, is an apple "dangler" because once completed, it looks terrific dangling from the ceiling.
I made it 3 dimensional by doubling up on the tree and apple cut outs (folding and gluing them together) and making the apple blossom out of a coffee filter that I edged with pink marker.
Click on the link for the Life Cycle of an Apple Dangler craft.
Finally, for some apple math activities, I designed the apple investigations packet. It will help your students learn about measurement.
Children measure height, weight, width and circumference of their apple. They trace and write vocabulary-building words, predict, answer questions, plus collect and analyze data.
As you can see, a lot of standards are covered in this simple booklet. Click on the link above, to grab your FREEBIE.
Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away. For another fun writing prompt "craftivity" scroll down to the next blog article to take a look at the Johnny Appleseed packet.
I'm writing this early Saturday morning so that it will automatically go live on Sunday. I really try to limit my computer time on the weekends. Having family coming over for a day of swimming, certainly helps me "behave". I'm off to get ready for some memory-making fun.
"You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed." -Unknown