Friday, October 11, 2013

Five (or 6) for Friday- An "Apple" of a Week!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share my Five for Friday!




This week was all about apples!  We had a GREAT time!

 Did an apple taste test on Tuesday.  We tasted red, yellow, and green apples and then graphed our favorite!  Strange picture- some of my kids would not eat the skin!  Weirdos.






 We learned about the life cycle of an apple and made a life cycle chart.  My kids are really good at cutting this year- pretty amazing!



 We cut up an apple to have a look inside!!  We used this Apples and Pumpkins Unit by Kelly's Classroom to record what we found:
Apples and Pumpkins Unit Bundle (science, measurement, math) 



APPLESAUCE!!!  On Thursday we made applesauce!!  

It smelled so amazing in our room! My AP even mentioned the yummy smell :-)  Here is the finished product:
We ate some at the end of the day to try it warm and then we ate it today to try it cold.  I got the idea and recipe from A Day in First Grade- you can find it here!






We read 10 Apples Up On Top and made a fun apple craft with some math involved!


And number 6!!!
 I used all this glorious appleness to decorate the bulletin board outside my room :-) 



Have a great weekend friends!  And don't forget to hop back to Doodle Bugs for more fun!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Heather!
    I love your apple post. I just finished my week of apples as well! We also did the apple tasting and the 10 Apples Up On Top activity. We didn't get to make applesauce this year because of time...half-day K :( Yours looked so yummy! I am so glad I found your blog today!

    Tess
    The Teacher and the Frog

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  2. Oh my gosh! I didn't even notice before I posted my previous comment that you are a teacher in Northern VA...so am I!

    Tess

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tess! So exciting that you are also in Northern VA! I would love to meet some other VA bloggers since I'm new to the crew :-)

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  3. hahaha - I love the apples sitting on the kids' heads. So adorable. :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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    1. Thanks Catherine! They had fun making them :-)

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  4. I like the apples on the heads!! I made a game up just like this for sight words. They love love loved it last year. Hopefully, they will like it again this year.
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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    1. Thanks Em! Your sight word game sounds interesting... Add a new apple every time they learn a new word?? Would love to hear about it.

      Heather

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  6. I love everything you did with apples! Looks like such a fun week!

    Kristin
    First Grade Teacher Firsts

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    1. Thanks Kristin- we had alot of fun!

      Heather

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  7. Found your post on Five for Friday. Following, Jayne
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

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    1. Thanks Jayne! Following you also in return :-)

      Heather

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