Our apple week brought with it lots of hands-on fun! We had a blast making our "apple shakers" thanks to help from a sweet parent volunteer! We also enjoyed gluing red paper apples and getting to taste test different types of apples to create a graph of our favorites. We had a blast with "apple bobbing" with tongs (all the while practicing taking turns nicely, following directions, and counting).
To go along with this week, we also read several apples books, including Apple Countdown, Apples, and a fun book from Mrs. Laura that compared the parts of an apple to the Trinity. We focused on the letter A, sorting uppercase and lowercase letters, tracing the letter, painting it with Q-tips, and finding the letter in books. We even got to do letter tracing in applesauce!
In our table centers this week, we worked on sorting different sized apples, making apple trees from play dough, and counting apples out onto an apple tree. Everyone did a great job counting the apples one-to-one. We are turning into math experts in our class! In addition to this math fun, we worked on our fine motor skills with "hammering nails" (pushing golf tees) into apples.
We topped off our fun this week by making baked apples and apple volcanoes!
Our Bible focus continued to be on creation, this time Day 3! We celebrated that God made the land, plants, and trees.
We look forward to being back together this coming week! Until then, see if your child can...
1. Tell you what happened on Days 1-3 of creation (you might use our song again at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6GHjqks4pY.
2. Count out one, two, three, and four objects.
3. Tell you the parts of an apple and help you make something with apples.
4. Find three things in your house that start with the letters M and A.
5. Find apple-colored objects in your house (yellow, red, and green).
Look at us reading and writing!
A is for apple!!
We did great sorting apples by size!
Thank you Mrs. Melody for coming to help us make apple shakers!
We are playing so well together!
Fun bobbing for apples!
Red or green... Which do you like?
We worked with Mrs. Laura's class
to make baked apples!
Our apple volcano was quite exciting!