Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

For the last two weeks we've been learning all about Apples! Our spine book for this unit was an old favorite of ours...



What a fun story this is! It's about a young girl who heads to the market to buy the ingredients for an apple pie, and ends up taking a trip around the world instead. We used several of the Five in a Row lessons for this story. There's so much geography and science to be learned from this book, and it's just a great read. :)

We also...

-Did a taste test of several different varieties of apples and used this mini-book from Homeschool Share to record our findings.

-Read Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace - this is a great informational book that held even my three year old's attention. Then we guessed the number of seeds in an apple, counted them up, and made this mini-book - also from Homeschool Share.

-Read How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro and labeled the parts of an apple using this HSS mini-book.

-Drew apples in our nature journals.

-Read and narrated Johnny Appleseed by Stephen Kellogg. We also used some of the mini-books from the free Johnny Appleseed lapbook at Homeschool Share.

You'll find these along with the rest of our apple books in my right-hand sidebar.

Tomorrow I'm telling the Apple Star Story - you can find a copy of it here - and then we'll slice an apple in half to see the star and make apple prints.

We also cooked up some yummy apple treats that I'll post about separately.

Hope you're having a great week!

More Free Apple Resources from Homeschool Share:

The Apple Pie Tree lapbook

Apples to Oregon Unit Study and lapbook/notebook resources


1 comment:

  1. Some of our very favorites and some resources we didn't know about. Thanks for sharing!

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