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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fall is on it's way!

Hello All, Fall is my favorite season of the year and here in Texas I do not get my fill of fall like I did when I lived in New Jersey. I have to make my own fall experiences and "pretend" fall is all around me. In my classroom I hang lines of fall leaves and decorate with acorns, squirrel stuffed animals and fake apples. I use the whole month of September adding extra "fall" to my teaching. This next week our theme is apples (so early I know). I have so many plans that I am not even sure I will fit them all in. For science we will be having an apple tasting. I will be buying every kind of apple I can find and we will compare and contrast their flavors and features on an I chart. I also make a graph to show which children like which apples the best. (I will post pics once we complete this) For snack we will be making crock pot applesauce, mini apple pies, dried apples, sliced apples and apple cider. For literacy we will read "10 apples on top", have a library full of fiction and non-fiction apple and fall related books and an apple abc uppercase and lowercase matching center with worksheet for assessment.
For handwriting I have printed and laminated large apples with letters and numbers to place in a center with dry erase markers.
For math we will be putting number apples in order, counting apple seeds, making a "ten apples on top" self portrait, and make an apple counting book from my Apples, Apples Everywhere! TpT unit.
For art and craftivities we will make apple man, stamp with half apples, and cut apple puzzles and reassemble to glue.
I have compiled all of these activities except the book "ten apples on top" into a math and literacy unit on TpT. There is much more to this unit than shown. I hope you will take a minute to look at the preview file on TpT to see the other activities. There are sponge dauber apples for letters, numbers and sight words, apples graphics for letters, numbers and sight words, worksheets to do with each section, craftivity ideas and bingo cards for letters and numbers/shapes/colors. I hope all of these ideas help you to integrate apples into your fall days this season. Click on the following link to see the entire unit! Apples, Apples Everywhere! Math and Literacy Unit

1 comment:

  1. I love your ideas! I also love that you are a Christian Pre-school teacher. I plan on following your blog and would love to exchange ideas!


Comments and Ideas are always welcome, I am always looking for new units to create for TpT!