Saturday, October 1, 2011

Apples Apples Everywhere!

What a fun couple of weeks we've had learning about apples!  The fun part of using a "theme" like this in Kindergarten is that you can incorporate it into everything that you normally teach and learn and do! 

Mrs. Claire, one of our awesome parent volunteers, joined us for center time and worked with the children on identifying and ordering numbers.  I just printed the number on--you guessed it--apples!

Mrs. Claire also "played" an uppercase and lowercase letter sort game with apples on an apple tree! 
I found this idea on Making Learning Fun.

Nathan and Audrey worked hard to match those letters! 

Abby and Chloë are having a blast! 

I also filled my book shelf with Apple Books for the children to explore this week.  They checked some out during reading time and even took some home to share with their families!

So many of these wonderful thematic books I have collected over the years from those inexpensive Scholastic Book Orders.  Thank goodness for Scholastic!

During Center Time, Mrs. Misenheimer starting painting hands and arms.  We wanted to create an Apple Tree!  The arm, hand, and fingers were painted brown to become, on paper, the trunk, limbs, and branches.

After that dried, we did green hand prints all over the branches for the leaves and then red thumbprints for apples!  I am a huge fan of any art project you can make from a hand print! 

We also put our reading skills to good use by sharing in a reading of this apple poem:

Apple, Apple, on the tree,
I know that you are good for me!

You are fun to munch and crunch,
For my snack or for my lunch!

Apple, Apple, on the tree,
I know that you are good for me!

 After reading several times throughout the week, the children get to illustrate around the poem.

September 26th was also the anniversary of Johnny Appleseed's birthday.  We read stories and talked about what it might be like to walk in his shoes--if he ever wore any!


  1. LOL! I just did my blog post and titled it Apples Apples Everywhere! Great ideas on your blog!

  2. This is wonderful! Looks like my son is in awesome hands! Thank you so much for all you do!!