1-2-3 Come Teach The Parts Of An Apple With Me
Studying apples was one of my favorite themes for fall. My kiddos really enjoyed our first field trip to an apple orchard, where some of them tasted cider for the first time.
While there, the owner would explain the parts of an apple to us and how to appropriately pick them.
I have many favorite apple stories that I share with my students. It's the perfect time to give them a sampling of non-fiction material and plug in some science.
With that in mind, I designed the Parts of an Apple emergent reader.
* This just the right size booklet, packs a big sight word punch, as I’ve included 58 words from the Dolch lists; picture clues help with the few that are not.
* There’s a full-color copy for teachers, as well as a black & white version for your kiddos.
Make an extra copy of the one in color to keep in your classroom library.
The basket that was filled with our student-made emergent reader booklets, was always popular. My beginning readers enjoyed the feeling of success they had in reading the pages.
It really helped build their confidence & self-esteem. I found that they were better "reading risk takers" later on, when they were sounding out and guessing new words in other books.
* There are 2 size options to choose from. There's the 4-on-a-page size, or the 8-on-a-page pattern, so you can conserve paper by making Itty Bitty booklets.
* I’ve also included a set of 8 pocket chart cards. Use these to introduce the activity and remind students to use the picture clues while reading. Make an extra set, cut them in half to make an independent puzzle center.
The colorful anchor chart poster, that labels the parts of an apple is also helpful.
* To reinforce the parts of an apple further, I've included 3, black line worksheet options, for students to color and label.
PK kiddos can simply color theirs, older students can cut and glue the word labels to the appropriate sections, or write in the parts.
In celebration of fall, I've put the Parts of an Apple Emergent Reader Packet on sale for a limited time. It's just $2.95. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look.
The featured FREEBIE today is one of my favorite apple crafts. It's quick, easy, super-fun and the results are truly lovely. Great fine motor practice too. Click on the link for the "Stained Glass" Tissue Paper Apple Craft.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. All this talk of apples has made me hungry. Time for a snack. Wishing you a delicious day.
"Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed." -Robert H. Schuller
1-2-3 Come Do Some Apple Craftivities With Me
Yippie Skippie! I just finished a brand new apple packet. You will LOVE covering all sorts of standards, in one fell swoop of fun.
Make writing more interesting, by adding a bit of craftiness to students’ work, with one of 3 options to choose from. They both fit lots of levels & ages.
One of my teacher friends is going to do 2; another is giving her kiddos a choice of all 3.
When you simply add a crafty aspect to writing, children are excited to get down to business, and give you better effort. Bonus: completed projects make an awesome easy-peasy bulletin board.
You can reinforce a variety of standards with these super-fun “apple sense” craftivities: practice descriptive writing, with the use of adjectives, while teaching the 5 senses, using an apple!
For more apple science, skip labeling an apple on a different worksheet. Instead, kiddos simply label their completed writing prompt!
Now that’s the time-saving I’m talking about; building vocabulary, reinforcing writing skills, & covering the 5 senses & apple science, all at the same time! Woo hoo!
The first "craftivity" features a top & bottom apple, with the core in the middle as the writing prompt.
For that finishing touch, add a school picture. For extra pizzazz, make the leaves 3D.
I've added a larger teacher template, plus a completed sample, so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share with your students to help explain what you want them to do.
The other writing prompt craftivity is a "flip the flap" apple.
The "skin" is the outside that's slit up the middle, so that the flaps, flip open to reveal the inside "flesh" of the apple, with the finished writing prompt on it.
I've also included a completed teacher sample for this project too.
Finally, to simplify things, you can skip the flaps & have students just complete the prompt, then color their apple.
Personally, I love the addition of the flaps & I think your kiddos will too.
The packet also includes:
* A “parts of an apple” poster.
* A 5 senses poster
* A 5 senses worksheet
* An apple cider opinion writing prompt worksheet
* A “Definition of an adjective” poster &
* An adjective graphic organizer worksheet
* As always, directions, photographs & completed samples, so you can quickly & easily make an example of your own.
This 30-page, packet of fun, is just $2.95. Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a peek: Apple Sense Science & Writing Craftivities.
While you're there, I'd so appreciate it, if you'd follow me; that way you'll always know when I post new things, Dollar Deals & FREEBIES too.
In celebration of 600 TpT followers, here's a set of 7 apple-themed number puzzles. They reinforce numbers 1-10, as well as skip counting by 10s to 100.
Well that's it for today. Blogging took much longer than expected, so I'm bookin' outta here to get a zillion and one other things accomplished, before the weekend's over!
Wishing you a stress-free and relaxing afternoon, filled with all that makes you happiest.
"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandella