At circle time we unfolded the votes one at a time and my students took turns tallying the votes.
Around the room we had apples everywhere! My awesome student teacher set up the writing table. Everyone enjoyed making apple books and reading Ten Apples Up On Top!
We had a math game for one to one correspondence and pom pom for apples! These were loved and even thrown around the room!
In the end it looks like this... I did this one of course for you to see!
We also did a very cool sensory bin that was just for two people to use at a time. I wish it could have been in the sensory table, but the beans were pricey! I got them in the international isle at our grocery. These beans were everywhere but they are getting some serious play time! Next week there will be spiders and rocks and some fake flowers and webs!
Our apple pie play dough was also a hot station. Our play dough trays had traditional cooked play dough with cinnamon, all spice, and cloves blended in. It smelled good enough to eat and I know some did get gobbled! Each day we had a little less on our tray when we began our day! Unfortunately I took the photo without the play dough in the container but I am sure you get the idea!
We had an apple farm in our dramatic play and we finished off the week measuring our bodies with apples. It was a great unit! We covered many of our Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards and we had fun doing it!
My kids loved wearing the apple aprons and bandanas! They were $.99 at Hobby Lobby! Just a simple bandana and they were off to being apple farmers!
Apple measurement with our student teacher was very exciting We set up in our extended learning area and they could not wait to head out and do the counting with her!
Our last math game was inspired by Ten Apples Up On Top. My pictures of the kids were not cropped like I would have liked but all of my kids loved putting the "apples"(beads) up on top of their photo in the frames!
I think this could be one of my longest posts on my blog yet! Hope that you get inspired to do apples too! We had a great time! Now off to plan for our skeleton unit! I will add that post soon!