More Apple Fun

We had such a blast last week finishing up our unit on apples! The kids were so excited Friday when they were able to tell people around the school all they learned!
We learned about how an apple grows.

We also made these cute apples from Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies. They held our circle maps that had apple adjectives. {Hers are cuter with raffia, but I didn't have any! :( }

Thursday, we learned all about Johnny Appleseed by reading books and watching a little video that I rememeber watching as a child. We wrote facts about Johnny then made these cute Johnny Appleseeds using Cupcake's pattern. {Click here to grab it}.

The video...
Our whole group chart and individual Johnny Appleseeds...the graphic organizer is in my apple pack.

We also used apples all week to help us in math. We reviewed the number five and worked on decomposing, equality, and subtraction.
We used these with our Five Red Apples song to act out the song on a number line.

We used double sided apples to help us decompose the number 5

We used math sticks again this week with our song to decompose 5 a different way

As a quick check, we glued apples to make equal groups

We used apples (beans painted red) to act our song and introduce subtraction

Our recording page for the subtraction
You can get this math for free here, here, and here.

Friday was our big apple celebration and we had so much fun!
We did a little experiment to see if apples float or sink...

We also made applesauce, which is always a hit. We also had lots of other apple treats that the kids brought in. It was soooo yummy!
Mashing the apples - I used about 13 apples, brown sugar, water, and cinnamon. I like the brown sugar better than regular ;)

We had apple chips, apple oatmeal pies, apple dumplings, apple brownies, apple rings, applejacks cereal, applesauce, and apple juice!
To say that the kids had fun is an understatement. It was a blast!


  1. Awesome!!!! Maybe I'll try applesauce next year, lol!!!

    The Daily Alphabet

  2. I love teaching about apples! Lots of great ideas here :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. You guys always look like you are having so much fun! Loved seeing all the apple goodness!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  4. What a fun apple day!!! Def doing the sink and float experiment next year on our apple day!
    Thanks for the math freebies...I'm always amazed at what your kiddos are doing in math!


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