I love this time of year and there are always lots of fun things to teach about during the fall. The kids love learning about apples and pumpkins and it's a perfect time to learn all about the parts of a plant and its life cycle.
First we started with apples. In reading we did several review games that were apple related including a beginning sound sort and a letters/words sort:
In math we did a matching sets games where the kids had to match a number with the tree with that number of apples on it:
Every day my kids do a math problem in their journals and this week we had apple related probems each day:
At the end of the week we did a super fun apple tasting activity where the kids voted on their favorite apple. After they tasted all four apples and voted, the kids filled out a graph:
We also learned about Johnny Appleseed and read a book about him. The kids then completed a web with things they learned about him:
During Science the kids filled out a web on what the learned and drew the life cycle:
In the middle of the week we took a field trip to a farm where the kids learned more about pumpkins and how they grow. Before we left the kids predicted what they would see and when we returned they filled out a checklist:
In Math we did lots of fun pumpkin-related activities including pumpkin patterns, pumpkin seed book and halloween counting book:
Just like during apple week, the kids did pumpkin-related word problems in their journals during pumpkin week:
I then had the kids draw how-to carve a pumpkin:
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