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We’ve been at it again over here at The Kindergarten All-Stars!  As we’re gearing up to go back to school, I’ve developed my apples mini unit for purchase over at Teachers Pay Teachers.  I’ve used this unit for years but now it’s ready for you to use it in your classrooms!

In this bundle students will explore various science skills & topics such as; investigating, labeling, life cycle, and vocabulary.  Language Arts and math curriculum are integrated into the activities.  The activities are aligned to Kindergarten Common Core standards.  The packet includes 25 pages of print & go workpages, a emergent reading book, a writing prompt, and 2 art projects.  I cannot wait to use this unit again in my classroom and show you more pictures!  If you’re as excited as I am to use this unit, you can purchase it by clicking on the picture below.

 


As we finished up our apples unit in our class we read stories about picking applies and making things from apples.  Some stories were fiction like The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll, and some stories are nonfiction like A Day at the Apple Orchard by Megan Faulkner.  We also watched a video and sang a song about the life cycle of an apple.  Students then made their own life cycle of an apple.  You can find the Life Cycle of an Apple  FREEBIE on teachers pay teachers here.

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Students also got to help make hot apple cider by taking apple slices and putting them into a juicer, and they watched the juice come out the other side.  I finished making the cider by adding cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and letting it heat up in a crock pot.

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Finally for writing, students wrote about if they liked apple cider by completing the sentence and drawing a picture about apples / apple orchards.

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For math we watched the video / song Way Up High in the Apple Tree, sang along to the song and learned the hand motions.  We also practiced counting backwards from 5.  Then we created a book called Apples, Apples, Apples and practiced counting and writing numbers 0-9.

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