More apples!

Hi guys!

We have been having a lot of apple fun in my classroom this week and last!  Last week we tasted apples and wrote about our experiences. This week we've been learning about changes in matter from heating and cooling. We melted crayons with a hair dryer and then we cooked applesauce! YUM! It was more like baked apple sauce with the amount of brown sugar and cinnamon I put in!

We've been talking about our 5 senses the past few weeks and incorporated a lot of the senses into our taste-testing! I used these flap books from Alisha's awesome apple packet! My kids had to browse through magazines and find pictures for each one of these senses. We put these in our interactive notebooks. Love!
 We are still working on the seasonal changes in apple trees- one season at a time! {you know how slowly everything goes this time of the year in kinder!} These fabulous wheels are also from Alisha's packet. Thanks girl!!
 And lastly- I couldn't leave math out! I was blog-hopping the other day and came across this fabulous decomposing activity from Deeanna at the Golden Gang Kindergarten! We've been busting our hineys on decomposing the past few weeks and PTL my littles are getting it!! We watched  this video from Harry Kindergarten and said the poem all together. As each apple fell off we moved a bead over on the pipe cleaner and I paused the song. We talked about the parts- "there are 3 apples on the ground and 2 apples on the tree." {like I said- I am so proud of them!}

After going through the poem twice, we worked on writing and reading the parts whole group. 
Grab this page HERE.



  1. Thank you!! Love it, great idea!!

  2. Thank you!! Love it, great idea!!

  3. I've never commented on your blog before, but I've been following you for awhile. I found you from my BESTIE: Jill from ABC's and Polka Dots! Love that girl! And LOVE this activity! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nicole-

    This is a wonderful freebie! Thank you so much! Your little ones look like they are really on top of things (especially for so early in the year).

    I love the picture of the little girl's hand with the pink nail polish on it... so kinder :)

    Granny Goes to School

  5. Awesome freebie! Thank you!

  6. THANK YOU! Love your blog so much! Thank you for all the hard work you put into it and into your classroom!!

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  8. Love the decomposing stuff! WE are getting ready to start that unit, and I have these really cool sparkly apples that I picked up at Joann's to use as props. These recording sheets will be the perfect practice/assessment to go with it! Thanks for sharing!


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