We also read an apple poem that goes to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot. I found it here along with several other cute apple poems and fingerplays.
After decorating the front, a few of my kids drew some adorable pictures on the back.
We also did several word problems that were apple-themed. When I have students do word problems, I do not tell them how to solve the problem, but instead let them come up with their own strategies. At the end of math, I let a few kids share their ideas so the rest of the class can learn from each other. As a way to differentiate, I leave blanks in my questions so kids can insert higher and higher numbers.
First problem: Student 1 ate 2 apples and Student 2 ate some apples. They ate 4 apples altogether. How many apples did Student 1 eat?
Second problem: Student 1 has 6 apples. She wants to share with Student 2. If she and Student 2 get the same amount of apples, how many apples will each girl get?
My favorite activity was also from Deanna's unit. She had a short apple poem craft that went from eating an apple to planting the seeds that grow into a tree.
Coming Soon: Family Unit!