Apple Week Two
Apple week mixed in with a little bit of The Little Red Hen.
Morning Work Time
Morning work time is something that is new to me this year and all I have to say about it is what was I waiting for.
Our Morning Messages are in full swing now that the school year is moving along.
With a large group of children and a very mixed age group (2yrs 9mo to 5yrs) we have to take baby steps in the duration of our group meetings. Adding more elements as we go. For example we sang the ABC song for days and weeks before we started talking about letters at group time. Extending the duration of group time a little bit at a time until we reached our goal of a 15 min to 20 min group meeting time.
We added our apple graphing to our work time learning centers, but before we placed it in the environment we had a group discussion on the smart board about the purpose and reasoning behind graphs.
Work Time (Learning Centers)
Children worked and collaborated together as they sorted real apples on life size floor graph.
They recorded their findings on a graph sheet.
Children cut and sliced apples one day and made apple sauce with all of the cut up apples.
The following day children used the left over apple to create apple crisp pies.
Each child followed simple recipe cards to make their own pies.
I was so excited to capture this little learning working on making the letter A in the art studio. It makes my heart sing when they discover all on their own the importance of letters.
Our a apple art and coffee filter art has found it's way to the apple tree. It make a stunning display hanging all together.
Small Group Activities
Children worked on syllables with this fun Say It, Clap It, Snap It activity.
Children worked together identifying picture cards and clapped together to find which chicken coop the chick belonged in.
Counting apples 1 2 3 with these fun apple counting mats.
Children used dot stickers with the Capital letter written on them to peel, stick and match.
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Picking Apples 1 2 3 Week two
Here's what we worked on...
Apples- the cycle of an apple from seed to pie
Social Emotional - Self Talk and Helping One Another
Letter W is for Worm and Review A is for Apple
Science - Life Cycle of an apple
Book - Little Red Hen (how could we of helped the Little Red Hen)
Color Green and Review Red
Shape Review - Circle and Oval
Making Numbers 1 to 10