1-2-3 Come Do Some 4 Seasons-Apple Activities With Me
My apple studies spill into October because of our big Harvest Theme going on.
With all of the rules, “getting to know” you activities, and assessing where my kiddos are at, I simply don’t have enough time in September, to get to all of the interesting apple science I have planned because we don't start school 'til after Labor Day.
So my super-fun apple activities, simply flow into October, along with my other harvest themes: pumpkins and scarecrows.
October is also the perfect time to learn about the seasons because my students can definitely see lots of changes going on outside.
With that in mind, I designed the Seasons of my Apple Tree packet.
It’s chock full of all sorts of fun activities that reinforce a variety of standards.
I introduce these lessons by reading The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons.
The packet includes:
* An emergent reader booklet, which includes 36 Dolch sight words!
* There’s 6-mini pages on a one-page template, for a “just the right size” Itty Bitty booklet, which saves on paper & printing.
* I’ve included an emergent reader in full-color for teachers, as well as black & white for your students.
* There’s an optional last page, so you can Segway into graphing a favorite season, as well as a favorite color apple.
* My personal favorite, is an adorable keepsake 4-seasons tree.
* You can either have children trace their hand and arm, to make the branches and trunk of the tree, or print off my pattern.
* I live in Michigan, which is a huge apple growing state, so there are plenty of places you can see orchards.
Use the pictures as posters, a bulletin board display, or simply share with your students before or after reading apple stories.* I've also included worksheets, & pocket chart cards.
* The puzzles come in full color, so you can use them for an independent math center, as well as black and white, so kiddos can color, cut and make their own puzzle.
Well that's it for today. My grandchildren are coming over and we're going to decorate the house for fall.
I so enjoy doing that, especially with little ones to help energize me with their excitement.
Wishing you a love-filled day.
"Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation." -Lois Wyse