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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A is for Apple

Our first official letter of the day day was the letter A. We did all things apples!

Math: I made a sheet with 5 apples on it. Each apple had a corresponding 1 - 5 number next it. The students identified which number was which and glued that many "seeds" onto each apple. We used beans because I didn't have seeds, but we easily could have used the seeds from our apple smile snacks that we made later if I had thought ahead.

Art: We read the book Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert and talked about healthy eating habits. We looked at pictures of different foods and decided whether they were healthy or unhealthy. We used those pictures later for another activity. Next, we made our own "healthy" apple trees using finger paints. (Sorry for the lack of pictures with the kids, but it's hard without a camera!)
For this project you need:
- green, red, and brown paint
- construction paper

1. Paint the side of your hand and part of your arm brown and stamp it on the paper to make a trunk.
2. Use your pointer finger to dab or paint green on the top of the trunk for leaves.
3. Use your pinky finger to lightly dab small dots of red for apples.

(idea from http://www.dltk-kids.com - This is a great resource of activities for different subjects, ages, group sizes, and abilities)

Snack: We made apple smiles for snack using apple slices, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows.

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