Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple Day

Today was the much anticipated Apple Day! This week was a review week for reading and language arts. We reviewed spelling words and word wall words but decided to focus on apples and the life cycles of apples. All week the kids were getting really excited for Apple Day. Each child was asked to bring in an apple today.

First we used a recipe and made apple butter. It take 5-6 hours for the apple butter to cook, so we got it started right away! The kids were excited all day about eating their apple butter and drinking their apple cider! It also made the room smell extra good today!

After doing a few tests, it was time to get started! First we looked at our apples and made observations about the outside of our apples (what color, how they feel, etc). We divided into groups of similar apples.

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[caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Red Apples"][/caption]

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Red and Green Apples

Then we cut into our apples to see the star shape that the seeds make!



Then it was time to eat our apples!

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After specials, the apple butter was ready! It was a little runnier than regular apple butter but the kids loved it!

In all, it was a really fun day! I hope your child came home and told you all about it!

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