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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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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Apple Fraction Lesson and other apple happenings in room 2116!

This week has been a whirlwind of fun apple activities. I think my favorite new apple activity is the apple fraction stamping we did on Tuesday. I sat everyone down at the table and showed them whole, half, fourths and eigths. They were amazed that you could cut and apple like that and put it back together. After each cut I had the children stamp that section on a piece of construction paper where I had written the different fractions. I was amazed at the amount of critical thinking this activity produced. My four year olds had the best questions like, "So if you cut it again what do you get?" and "Why does the apple have a stem and 5 points on the bottom?" Our last stamp was the 5 points at the bottom because it looks cool and reinforces the 5 section "star" in the middle of the apple that holds the seeds. One little one asked me, "Mrs. O'Donnell if the seeds are stuck inside the apple how do we get more apples?" So then we had a talk about planting seeds and how the seeds can grow in the ground even if they are still in the apple. This was a great lesson, here is a picture of the finished stampings. I couldn't take pictures and teach the lesson at the same time so sorry no live action shots this time. I hope you get a chance to try this in your room, it was great learning fun! We also took some time out of our week to make apple donuts, apple pie, have an apple tasting with graphing and drink apple juice. I'm exausted but this is still one of my favorite weeks of the school year! And to end the week with a bang we will make crock pot applesauce for the entire department tomorrow, YUMMY!!! Check out some fun pictures of our week below! Till next time, Christine

4 comments:

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  2. Hello Christine. I wondering to see your creativity. That's really nice of you. Keep sharing your ideas with readers.

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