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1-2-3 Do Some Apple-icious Activities With Me!

lcov ove apples posterAs I stated in the article after this, I wanted to finish up with all of the apple requests I've had this month, and move on to some other fall theme, so I put lots of apple FREEBIES in the blog today, that I hope you and your students will enjoy.  Click on the "We Love Studying About Apples!" to grab your free poster.

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,Part of our morning, was spent doing "table top" activities, where students worked independently on various standards and skills. 

With this in mind, I created the Caramel Apple Letter Find Students find the capital letter A's and color them red; they color the lowercase a's yellow, and any Cc (for caramel) letter green.  Click on the link to view/download it.

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,I'd also reinforce letter and number recognition, by playing "I Spy" games.  Teacher starts out by calling out a letter/number. 

Students find it, and either trace or color the apple, and then raise their hand.  Teacher then calls on a quiet student to choose the next letter/numbered apple to find. Click on the link to view/print "I Spy a Letter!" apple game. 

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,Besides "I Spy" my students enjoyed playing dicapple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, adjective activities, apple writing prompts, describing apples activities, graphic organizers,apple poster, free posters for school,e games.  This helps with counting and number recognition, and simple addition for older students.

Click on the link to view/print the Apples On A Roll dice game.

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,To help increase my students' vocabulary, I always had themed words to add to our word wall. 

I encouraged my first graders to refer to the wall when they'd write. Understanding, and using adjectives, is also very important to build good writing skills. 

I designed Apple Adjectives to help with that. There's a black and white version for students to fill in, as well as a completed one in color, to use as an example or anchor chart.  I found that graphic organizers were extremely helpful for prewriting, so I designed an apple one, so students could write in descriptive words.  Click on the link to view/download the Apple Adjective packet. 

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,Finally, a Venn diagram is extremely useful, in helping students grasp the concept of comparison and contrast.  Once there's understanding and a framework, students will write better. 

Because we study pumpkins shortly after our apple unit, I thought it would be especially helpful to compare a pumpkin to an apple, using a Venn diagram.  Click on the link to view/download the Apple-Pumpkin Venn Diagram. 

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, adjective activities, apple videos, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,If you're looking for some short, but informative YouTube videos on Apples, I spent the better part of a morning watching quite a few.  Here are my favorites: The Life Cycle Of An Apple is put to music in this 2-minute catchy video.

The familiar, 5 Little Apples story-song, is "pumped up" with a rap beat your kiddo's will enjoy, (1:47 minutes.) as well as the "I Love Apples" fact-rap. (2:04 minutes.)

apple games, apple activities, apple lessons, comparing apples with pumpkins, apple venn diagram, venn diagrams, alphabet activities, alphabet games, apple games, apple centers, apple worksheets, apple table top lessons, apple poster, free posters for school,Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN away.  To ensure that "pinners" return to THIS blog article, click on the green title at the top; it will turn black, now click on the "Pin it" button on the menu bar. 

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An Apple (Activity) A Day Keeps Boredom Away!

back to school ideas, back to school activities, back to school lessons, first week of school lessons, first week of school ideas, back to school bulletin boards, back to school bulletin board ideas, september bulletin boards, september bulletin board ideas, apple activities apple lessons, apple ideas, apple art projects, apple bulletin boards, apple crafts,back to school ideas, back to school activities, back to school lessons, first week of school lessons, first week of school ideas, back to school bulletin boards, back to school bulletin board ideas, september bulletin boards, september bulletin board ideas, apple activities apple lessons, apple ideas, apple art projects, apple bulletin boards, apple crafts,One of my favorite units that I did with my Y5’s was APPLES.

I think they really enjoyed it too, as visiting an apple orchard and picking 3 different kinds of apples was our first fieldtrip.

I feel it’s important to have lots of hands-on centers for little ones, to help them increase fine motor skills through cutting and gluing.

Doing centers helps with a variety of life skills and forces them to listen in order to follow directions.

As they become independent, they are empowered and their self-esteem soars.

Seeing their creations hung on our “Wall of Fame” in the hallway, also helped give them a sense of pride.

Knowing I was going to display their work, was a good incentive, to give their best effort.

Through art, I could also incorporate reading, writing, math, and science; sometimes all of them in one quick project, which covered a variety of report card standards.

The 92 – page Apple Art Projects Book has a large variety of activities in it and includes directions, patterns and pictures.

These make terrific center activities, something for students to do when they have completed other work, a nice home-school connection project to be given as homework, or something to tuck in your substitute folder.

back to school ideas, back to school activities, back to school lessons, first week of school lessons, first week of school ideas, back to school bulletin boards, back to school bulletin board ideas, september bulletin boards, september bulletin board ideas, apple activities apple lessons, apple ideas, apple art projects, apple bulletin boards, apple crafts,back to school ideas, back to school activities, back to school lessons, first week of school lessons, first week of school ideas, back to school bulletin boards, back to school bulletin board ideas, september bulletin boards, september bulletin board ideas, apple activities apple lessons, apple ideas, apple art projects, apple bulletin boards, apple crafts,The results are wonderful back to school bulletin boards, or hallway and door displays.  Some can be suspended from the ceiling.

The crayon-melt apple poem was one of my favorites.

The poem introduced my students to rhyme; the rhyme taught them the science fact they needed to learn about apples; twisting the 3 color crayons through a sharpener was a terrific fine motor skill, and the result after I put a sheet of wax paper over their shavings and applied a warm iron was awesome!

I also reinforced the 3 colors with this rip and tear apple, which strengthened finger muscles as well.

Students enjoyed making the Life Cycle of an Apple on a paper plate, which was a quick and easy way to get some science in.

Click on the link to view/download the Apple Art Projects Packet.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you can stop by tomorrow for more back to school ideas.

back to school ideas, back to school activities, back to school lessons, first week of school lessons, first week of school ideas, back to school bulletin boards, back to school bulletin board ideas, september bulletin boards, september bulletin board ideas, apple activities apple lessons, apple ideas, apple art projects, apple bulletin boards, apple crafts,Do you have an apple activity that you could share with us?  I’d enjoy hearing from you! diane@teachwithme.com or take a moment and post a comment here.

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“We should say to each [child]: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel.  You are unique -- you may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. 

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