Apple Investigations

This week we kicked off our fall theme!  The kids learned a new app (to them) called Popplet.  They used it to make a mind map of the things we can do in Autumn!  (As I write this I am at home and do not have any pictures of these, but I am uploading them on Monday!) They turned out so good.

Then, we took our mapping to paper and wrote about Fall on Wednesday.  I can already see growth in their writing within these first 5 weeks.  As a culminating activity, we brought many kinds of apples in on Friday to celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday since he was such a good citizen and helpful to our world.

The kids sorted, surveyed, tallied, graphed, weighed, measured, counted, and tasted these delicious apples.  They even checked to see if they sink or float!  (Water hazard ahead!)

Everyone had fun and even discovered a new favorite kind – Honeycrisp!!

Are these not so beautiful to the eye?
Ta-da!  They sorted.  Well, my picture is sideways. Oops.
Three lucky winners got to sort the apples!

Choosing the one to taste first!
Find, tally, graph!
WOW!  Look how much it weighs.
Using dominoes to weigh and record in our book.

I will conclude with a few samples of the precious Apple Investigations Suitcases and Books that the students made to carry all of their apple work.  They were so precious!