Saturday, July 14, 2012


September is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons! I love going back to school and getting to meet my new kiddos. I love the weather. My birthday is on the 8th. Labor Day means yummy food at the Street Fair in Orange. AND we get to learn about apples in class! This is the first time I get to invite parents in to see what we do and lend a hand. We first begin with a KWL chart. I really like the colors Cara from The First Grade Parade used in hers and I plan to do to same this year.

If you click on the link, you can see how she teaches about apples and get some cute freebies!

I also send a letter home to parents asking for apple donations of all colors and sizes. Once we have the apples, we really get to work! We investigate them with our 5 senses, taste them, make patterns, use them as stamps, measure them and much more. We read apple books and make one of our own. The culmination of our apple unit is always making apple sauce! This is one of the days the kids talk about all year long! 

Here are some pictures from the past few years...

Measuring apples on the balance.

Measuring the circumference of the apples with string and writing in their apple shape books.

Peeling apples wearing aprons and chef's hats!
Apple taste test with graph.

Adding ingredients.

Stirring the applesauce. Smells so good!!

Smushing apples with the potato masher.

I have gathered all of my apple resources and assembled them into one unit. It is 35 pages full of centers, worksheets, templates, graphs and more! If you like the sound of these activities, please check it out at my TpT store. Applelicious is on sale for only $1.00 until Friday! The first 15 (since I have 15 fabulous followers) people to comment below will get it for FREE!!

One last suggestion! If you're looking for an apple craft, visit Mrs. Nelson's Class. She created a free template to go with her apple art. Isn't it cute?!

Best wishes,


  1. This looks amazing!! Apples are one of my favorite units to teach and I am always looking for more resources.

    Heather (

  2. OH-MY-WORD are you back to school? I thought it was bad that I had it bad with 1 1/2 weeks left of Summer! I'm enjoying your blog. I will send you over to mine once I figure out how to post pictures.

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  4. Lots of fun learning going on. Thank you for sharing your pictures. =)

    Heather's Heart

  5. Thanks for sharing! These activities look like so much fun.
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  6. Wonderfull fotos back the apples,best regard from Belgium