Monday, September 30, 2013

Appletivities...and 2 Apple FREEBIES!


Last week was apple week, and if you know me, you know I LOVE planning some thematic activities about apples!  Such a fun time of year!  During writing workshop, I did a mini lesson on adjectives, and then we added adjectives to our smiley apple guy:



On Johnny Appleseed's birthday, we did one of my all-time absolute favorite craftivities-- GIANT apples!!!  Totally kid-created, and totally adorable and unique--(in this teacher's opinion)!  During the creation of these ginormous apples, my classroom was literally a sea of red paper.  It was slightly crazy in there, but it really was all kinds of fun! The kids created the coolest little apple cores I've ever seen.  I may never want to take this display down!!!


{They also added labels to show the parts of the apple, and we attached their apple booklets--for more information, see below!}


In reading, we have begun learning features of non-fiction text, so of course, I HAD to tie it into apples.     The kids each created a non-fiction features mini booklet--all about apples. 





You can download your own Apples non-fiction features mini book by clicking the cover page below:



We also had an apple tasting party, and we will graph our favorites this week using my Apple Tasting Party packet:



In math, the kids did apple word problems and completed a little apple basket math booklet to help them practice their fluency to 6.  You can download your apple basket math booklet by clicking the cover page below:



Happy fall, y'all!






13 comments:

SuSu said...

I love your teaching ideas!!! I will definitely "borrow" yours when I will teach my 1st grade in November...here in Talladega, we celebrate "Apple Annie Day" on November 1st. I think your students' giant apples are CUTE!

T Bell said...

An amazing blog post with fabulous freebies. You and your kiddos have done some wonderful work. Well done and thank you!!

Southern Ladye said...

Thank you for the freebies! We have been working on addition for the past month and some of my kiddos are still having difficulties so the apple basket addition activity will be perfect for them.

Molly Wiard said...

Love, Love, Love the non-fiction text features book! Thank you SO much!!!

Kristy Lutton said...

This freebies are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristy
The Phonics Phenomenon

Tiffany May said...

Love this Cooley!! You're so creative! Hope your school year is going amazing. :) :)

((HUGS))
Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Fantastic freebies! Thank you so much!

J-Fed said...

those are really great freebies - thank you so much

Mary Lirette said...

These are fantastic! Thank you for sharing! :)

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing all these great ideas and freebies:-)

Jennifer Tice said...

Really too cute! Love it!

AlyseC said...

I love all of the apple ideas! I am having a giveaway on my blog. Come and check it out!

Alyse
Keep Calm and Apple On

Moments From First Grade said...

Thanks! I had to download it..my first name is Kirsten!! It's so cute!!

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