Monday, September 26, 2011

Apple Pickin' Not Nose Pickin'



My partner wants to do a mini unit on apples because she loves all the activities around this. She loves making applesauce, graphing different apple tasting favorites, counting with apples, mapping apples, and patterning with them too. So I will be doing apple pickin' activities that reflect our standards. Right now we are working on patterns and I like the idea of apple patterning by size! Now I need Pete with an apple too! Would you like this as a freebie or there is enough out there?
First, I practice these in a pocket chart to be sure the children can"read" the pattern and verbalize it. After a few days of this I will give them this cut and paste with 2 different images to use. I find that too many choices just confuses and overwhelms them. KISS: Keep It Super Simple! Okay... long day but I am giving this to my friends who need one more apple thing tomorrow Grab it and see how the kids do with this one. Leave me your best apple idea if you can take the time and enjoy your apple crunching theme.

47 comments:

Pingles said...

Hey there Miss Fran!
I was great to see you today. The topic wasn't as inspiring but it was fun non-the-less.

We have been enjoying good old Pete and my students can read the book by themselves!

Take care,
Pat I

Freckleteacher said...

Hi Fran! I am doing a week of apples next week too. I haven't done an apple unit in years because the first grade team at my old school always did a huge one. It was off limits to us kinders. I am going to do some sorting, tasting, graphing, counting and read some books and most likely an art project. It will be fun to do apples for once! Thanks for showing us your pattern strip book.

Mrs. Mac said...

I love your stuff and so do the kids! I'd love to see your pattern book, as they need that practice. Thanks!

Burgobits said...

Would love to have a copy of apple strips patterning...

Freckleteacher said...

A freebie is always nice from you Fran! Thanks again!

Jodi said...

A freebie would be great! :) Thanks!!

Constance said...

Would love this!!!

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Lynn said...

I would love this as a freebie. You are so amazing!! Thanks

Laura said...

I always enjoy your freebies...and this year's group is having a hard time with patterns so it would be appreciated. Thanks

mary ann said...

Oh, you are so sweet!! It would be perfect for my home schooler!! Mary ann

Beadboard said...

NEVER too much Pete or too many freebies from Fantastic FRAN!! Thanks for asking!

Melanie said...

I would love to have your apple pattern! You always make fun activities!

Melanie said...

I would love your apple pattern book. You always make fun activities!

Mrs. Rapoport said...

I love this activity! We are doing apples AND patterning right now so it would fit in wonderfully! I hope you decide to share it! :)

Isabel Z said...

Your freebies are ALWAYS greatly appreciated and we love using them in my classroom.

Caitlin said...

I would love this as a freebie!! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Greer's Gossip said...

Love apple units and would love to have a freebie. You are the best!!!

Stacey Kaiser said...

Freebies are always nice. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Unknown said...

I would love a copy of the apple patterns! You have wonderful ideas and share so generously.
Thanks, Tonia in Redlands,CA
Tvento1313@msn.com

Meredith said...

Looks fab! I'd love it to follow up with my Johnny Appleseeed things. You're the best!

Cindy said...

Hi Fran! I would LOVE to have your pattern book as a freebie! I'm winding down my unit but would add it my notebook for next year! :o) LOVE your things!!

Thanks
Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Miki said...

I LOVE anything you hsvr to share :) We are doing apple activities now...this would be a great pattern activity!!

billi said...

Everything you do is GREAT! Of course, I would sove to have a copy of this pattern booklet
thanx

The Bradford Pair said...

Would love this as a freebie. I am using your math items in my Guided Math this year! They are wonderful!

The Bradford Pair said...

Would love to have this as a freebie! I am doing apples too and I am using many of your math books during my Guided Math times. :)

Marisol Perez said...

This would be an awesome freebie!!!

dbednars said...

I would love this as a freebie. I've been printing out & using so many of your items. I printed your number wheels on neon colors, laminated & velcroed the pieces. My students just started learning with them. Once ready they will do the number wheels as cut & paste activities. (I am a spec ed teacher working w/ 2nd grade students working at the preschool-2nd grade levels.Thank you for everything!

Andrea said...

I am doing apples and pattering right now and would love to be able to use your pattern book. Thanks! aaparsons@hotmail.com

Dian said...

Hi,
I like it! (But I like all your stuff!)

Mrs.Voss said...

I don't know how to get your button, but if I did I would definitely add it to my little blog! You are amazing! Inspiring! Encouraging! and, well.... INTIMIDATING! LOL I follow your blog religiously and I just wanted you to know that I think you are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
Thank you so much!!!!

Amber Voss

Cindy said...

Fran,
Love these type of pattern books. We're not doing apples just yet, but when we do, this will be a GREAT activity! THANKS!

Kerri said...

Thanks for sharing. It's perfect. We did our apple unit last week and we're working on patterns this week. We always do the old stand by of trying different apples and picking the color we like best. We started science with it this time and used our magnifying glasses to observe the apple.

Kennedy said...

THANK YOU! We had our Apple Theme last week, but I'm adding this to the file for next year:) We love to estimate how many seeds are in our apples and then dive in them and find out!! Have a great day!!

Jodi said...

As always-- awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

www.kinderkats.blogspot.com

Diana said...

We have a favorite apple snack tasting party. The students bring in their favorite apple treat, and we have a little sampling party. I would love a copy of your apple lesson.

Thanks,
Diana

dsullins@perry.k12.ok.us

Amber Unger said...

This is PERFECT! We are practicing patterns and I am planning an apple unit soon. Thank you!

Carrie said...

Perfect fit into next week centers! You rock!

Miss Reeve said...

Thanks for being so inspiring! I gave you a Versatile Blogger Award!!! Check it out @ The Kinder Life!!! Have a great night!

McNuttS said...

Thanks for the freebie! We just finished our mini-apple unit. We graph apples, make applesauce and do apple art projects. I read lots of stories about apples and Johnny Appleseed. One of our favorite is The little red house with no windows and no doors. Thanks again!

Chrissy said...

Thanks!

Last week, we made applesauce! I love this activity: it involves all of the senses, everyone participates, and the result is very gratifying! I'll be posting pics soon.

ReadWriteSing

mskarenkory said...

I used this today and the my little guys absolutely LOVED it! They were VERY engaged. First they cut out their pieces then colored them to make their pattern. They were so on task and QUIET. lol I must say that I loved it too. It allowed me to do some much needed assessment. Thanks again:) Can't wait for the apple unit!

Fran Kramer said...

I am so happy they liked this. I will post many varieties so brace yourself for pumpkins, leaves, acorns... I know what that assessment job looks like! Seriously, I am so glad this was helpful.
Fran

Melissa Smith said...

Fun book! I have some ideas from my apple unit here: Mrs. Smith's Apple Unit
One of our favorite activities is our apple cooking at the end of our unit!
Mrs. Smith's First Grade Class

Mrs. Cowling said...

I just love your blog! Thanks for sharing. I'll be teacking K next year (for the first time) and am looking forward to being able to use this apples booklet.

Tonia said...

THanks!!! My kids will love this. My best idea -we have Johnny Appleseed day. We wear hats that look like a pot with an apple on the front. I make little bags 6x6 out of gray felt. They are open at the top and I attach a strap that goes over their shoulder. In Johnny's bag we put a baggie of grass seed. We go to the big playground and spread our seeds like Johnny did. Hard to explain, but it is lots of fun.
Tonia
Mrsvento.blogspot

krazykindergarten said...

Thanks, Fran!! As usual your freebies ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mona said...

Great addition to my apple unit! Thank you for sharing!
My favorite...ummm, the whole unit?! I love doing theme units!
I guess if I had to pick one would be the taste test of 3 types of apples...and then graph it! The kids LOVE this! And then we wrap it up with homemade applesauce that has been simmering ALLLL day!