A BIG thank you to everyone who made it to the BBQ!
We listened to this story at the beginning of our week.
This version is super cute and sung by Jason Mraz.
Our activity to go along with our book.
FOCUS: the letters in our name, patterns, and colors.
Graphing our Favorite Apple Color
Sorting Apples By Color
The 4 year olds are really working on name recognition, the letters in their name, and writing their name. A couple of them have very long names so it is much more difficult for them.
Apple Tree Paint
Alexander counted to 14 so he put 14 apples on his tree!!
Measuring Ourselves with Apples
The 4 year old class measured themselves with apples.
Some of them really grew over the Summer.
Makes me very sad that they'll be in Kindergarten before we know it.
Sorting Apples by Size
FOCUS: differentiating size, matching skills, and counting.
We predicted what the inside of an apple would look like and how many seeds would be inside. Then we cut it open to find out. The kiddos thought the star in the middle of the apple was cool. They all wanted to keep the seeds and grow their own apple trees at home. Sorry parents I kept all the seeds. :-)
FOCUS: following directions, colors, and counting.
The Bad Apple
The students got to try all 3 different colors of apples and decide which
was their favorite. Some had a tough time deciding.
The kiddos showed off their listening skills while following directions.
FOCUS: collaborating with a friend, counting apples, and identifying colors.
Making Apple Sauce
The kiddos had such a fun time making applesauce. First we peeled the apples. They were very surprised by how much strength it took. Next we placed the apples in a crock pot and added water and Red Hot Candies. It cooked all day in our classroom and smelled wonderful. Then we stirred the warm apples up to complete our apple sauce.
We ended our fun filled week with finger painting.
A few books that we read this week...
What a FABULOUS book to introduce letters!!
FOCUS: the 1st letter in our name
We managed to get a good coconut and try it. About half of the kiddos liked coconuts, the other half did not.
Sorting bears by color.
We even made our very own Pete the Cat!!
FOCUS: listening skills, shapes, & colors.
I'm a Jesus loving, Pinterest stealing, Farmer's Wife of 3 rowdy kids...who teaches PRESCHOOL!