Apples!

It’s been a crazy 2 weeks here! We just finished up our goal setting conferences, my husband’s best friend from Norway was visiting, my girls (both of them!) were sick, and my hubby is gone again for the weekend.  I took my daughter into the clinic yesterday, and the poor thing has pneumonia!  Thank goodness for a short school week this week!

I’m still catching up on blog posts, so here goes!   Here is some of the fun that we had with apples!

Math Centers:

We practiced patterns with red, yellow and green apple die cuts. The children could decide which patterns they wanted to create – some were ready for more complicated patterns, and others stuck to AB patterns.

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Counting apple seeds:  the children worked on 1:1 correspondence, counting and number writing with this center.

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1:1 correspondence and counting again!

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Number writing and counting

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Sequencing 1-10. Sorry for the blur!

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Literacy Centers:

My kiddos are LOVING the weekly pocket chart, and I love that parents are seeing the words that we are working on.  Thanks, Julie, for introducing me to this idea!

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Sorting Sounds:

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Roll and write with beginning sounds:

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Reading and dobbing sight words:

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Here are a couple of charts that we did when talking about apples:

The pictures are on velcro, so the kids can mix them up and sequence them in the correct order.

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Again, the parts are on velcro!

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I forgot to take picture of the kids’ science notebooks, but we also did a taste test, a float/sink experiment, drew an apple tree in each of the four seasons, and labeled the parts of an apple in our science notebooks.

This was one of my favorite projects that we did!  I saw it on {this blog} first! Thanks, Katie for the great idea!

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We also did a super cute 10 Apples Up on Top activity that I forgot to take a picture of ….if you look closely in the right hand corner of the above picture you can see a tiny bit of one.

Have a great Sunday….all this apple talk makes me want to make some apple pie! It’s too bad our apple tree has not had apples on it yet! I keep my fingers crossed each year for blossoms, but so far, none yet!

64 comments:

  1. I would love a set of these printables. Where can I get them.

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    1. I agree! Me too Me too!

      kellylargo@yahoo.om

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  2. I too would love them, they are so cute for centers.

    Rachelle
    http://sweetkindergarten.blogspot.com
    Rachelle.Ruark@gmail.com

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  3. I love the weekly pocket chart!!! Are you making up the poems? Where can I find them??? :):):)


    smatadam@gmail.com

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  4. I would love a copy of your printables if you are willing to share! So creative!
    Pati gprita@hotmail.com

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  5. I would love a copy of your apple centers. Is that possible?
    great ideas!!
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  6. Yes, I pinned each and everyone of your photos so I can recreate all of them!

    Jennifer

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    1. I would love a copy of your apple centers.

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  7. Wow- thanks for all the great ideas- how did you make the sentence strips? They look like they are printed in a cute font. I too would love copies

    ✿Tiffani Time 4 Kindergarten
    Thirty-one gifts
    ca-scrappin@comcast.net

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  8. I have been thinking about a weekly pocket chart center, but haven't gotten started on it yet because I wasn't sure how to do it. I love your apple pocket chart! I would love to have it if you are willing to share.
    Kari :)

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  9. cute apple ideas. Thanks for sharing, you are so creative, it inspires me. I just don't know how to find the time to get everything prepped :/ Any tips?

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  10. Wow! These are great! I would love to know where I can get them. Are these on your TPT? Also, where did the pocket chart activity come from? Thanks!

    kerrnat@yahoo.com

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  11. Such cute ideas! How can I get a copy of your cute ideas? Thanks so much.
    Claudine
    lindenhofenc@svusd.org

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  12. kathleen, you better get a packet together... I see lots of requests! You are just THAT good! :)
    Count me in on these if you share!
    christy.inglis@sendit.nodak.edu

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  13. You ROCK! How can I get these for next year?? They are adorable! I mentioned you and linked up with you on my post tonight. I bought your Happy Fall Y'all pack, and I am IN LOVE! I shared some of the things my students did last week with it. Thank you, thank you for sharing it!

    http://sothentherewere2.blogspot.com/2011/10/our-month-in-pictures.html

    Team Johnson

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  14. LOVE these ideas! I'd love to purchase this unit if it's on TPT! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Gretchen

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  15. I love your blog and your AMAZING ideas!! How do I purchase copies?!?

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  16. I am interested too. Please let me know.

    Kelli
    kellilundie@yahoo.com

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  17. just wondering about the sorting sounds worksheet. I think I saw them, but didn't download or print them. Are they on your site or can you give me the source?
    thanks
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  18. Hi Kathleen!
    Here's another request for you- are you posting these ideas on TPT? I would like to purchase these from you- you are truly amazing!
    Any ideas that you are using with your kindergartens that are not mastering first sound in words? Any help from you would be greatly appreciated!
    Have a good week and take care of your little one plus you!!!
    Maryann
    brennemm@carlisleschools.org

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  19. Adorable!!!!! I'm a Speech Pathologist and just came across your site. Love love love it! :)

    www.playingwithwords365.com

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  20. I would love to purchase your great printables!

    mumzieloveslucy@gmail.com

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  21. Love your blog and your apple ideas! Can we purchase these anywhere? I would love the labels for the apple posters.

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  22. Are these going to be available somwhere please?
    I would be happy to pay.

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  23. Great ideas!! Where could I get copies of the center worksheets?

    skopeck@sd46.bc.ca

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  24. Love all the apple ideas! Are you going to be posting them on TPT?

    Maureen
    sday76@tampabay.rr.com

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  25. Oh please, pretty please? Can you share? I will share something back with you!!! I LOVE the pocket chart idea too! Please respond soon!!!

    Beth
    bbleeker@siouxcenterchristian.com

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  26. Ditto on all the requests! This is another one of your items that I would pay for? And how do you find the time?

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  27. Hi everyone! I'm glad you all love my apples pages :) I will try to post them soon. I'm a little busy right now, but hang tight! I'll get them out there!

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  28. Hey Kathleen! This is all SOOOO adorable! You sure have some lucky Kinders in your class!!!;) I just want to come into your classroom and soak it all up!!!;) Thanks so much for the shout out!!! I'm flattered:)
    Little Warriors

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  29. I would like to know where to get the dice that you can interchange.

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  30. You have some great ideas! I will have to use some of them next year when we talk about apples again. Here are some of the things that we have been doing in my kindergarten class with apples:
    http://missrachelskindergarten.blogspot.com/search/label/apples

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  31. Hi Kathleen! Are your wonderful apple pages up for downloading yet?
    So fun!!

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  32. Sorry - not yet!! Super busy! I WILL get them up though - promise!

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  33. Have you posted these yet? So very creative!!! I hate reinventing the wheel when someone has done something so well. I can't wait to use a few of these ideas.

    happyscrapper@happyscrapper.com

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  34. Yes! I would like to know as well! :)

    rachealbohnert@yahoo.com

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  35. Hi Kathleen! I love your apple math centers! Are these available on Tpt or for download? Thanks so much!
    Victoria
    youngv@calschools.org

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  36. Would love to use these in September! Can we purchase them yet? Would like to prep over the summer! Looks like lots of people would love to have them!Jennifer
    jennifertitterud@yahoo.com

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  37. Hi! We ate moving into themes this year, no more letter of the week! Are these available for purchase??

    Thanks Kristina
    Kclark@bataviacsd.org

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  38. I was wondering if these were ever put up for purchase?? I sure hope they are!! Thanks ELTurner25@gmail.com

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  39. Oh I hope these are available ! They are perfect for this month.

    Cristonsmith@gmail.com

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  40. I just moved from frist grade to Kinder and would love a copy of these center activities if you are willing to share! So cute, I love it!
    lxwalker@alvinisd.net

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  41. I love your apple ideas! Would love to use this with my class!

    sonia.hofstetter@mcpherson.com

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  42. I need this unit! :o) Let me know how I can get it. THX!!
    Carole
    manymacs@bartnet.net

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  43. I would love a copy of your apple unit centers! You did and awesome job!

    rwavrusa@gmail.com

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  44. I would love a copy of your printables. Just starting my apple unit.

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  45. Would love a copy of your printables. Just starting my apple unit.

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  46. Are your apple centers up for download? Or are they in your teacher pay teacher "It's Fall Ya'll Pack?" I would REALLY love to use them next week! You are super creative!
    kristine.harrison@mnps.org

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  47. I would like copies also, Judy.Roberts@aliefisd.net, thanks in advance

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  48. I would like copies also, Judy.Roberts@aliefisd.net, thanks in advance

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  49. I would love a copy of the sequencing "Life Cycle of an Apple" and the "Parts of an Apple" charts!! Such a great tool! jgehrer2@usd259.net

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  50. Hey there! I'm a terrified first year kinder teacher...was moved abruptly a week before school started without warning searching the internet for ideas! I LOVE this theme! Are you posting them to TPT? I would love to have a copy of all of this! nrcn_jrupp{at}tccsa{dot}net.

    Thanks so much! :) *I'm a new follower!!*

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  51. I would love copies..not sure how to find it on TPT...thanks. bunch.amanda@gmail.com

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  52. I would love to get a copy of your apple activities. Do you have them for sale on TpT?
    Terry
    THYordan@aol.com

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  53. Great ideas!!! I wish I had more time!! Where can I get printables of your apple unit? Do you mind sharing?

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  54. Are these for sale on TPT yet? They are perfect for what I want to do in my room!

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  55. I would love a copy! Where can I find it?? Dglennon@sd44.org

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  56. i would also love to find your math center activities, life cycle of apples, parts of an apple brace map. i looked at your tpt product, but wasn't sure they were included?

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  57. Hello! I just found all of these great ideas looking through pinterest! I see all the comments asking where to purchase these activities and I too would love to know where to find these! They look like way too much fun to pass up!! Thanks for any help you can offer! Maribeth :0)
    mrohrbaugh@highlandschools.org

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  58. I would love a copy of the apple sequencing and part of apple for our apple unit next week. My email is Kristi.mathena@yukonps.com Thanks :)

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  59. I would love a copy of the sequencing of the apple and parts of an apple. Can I have a copy or are they available for purchase? Thanks! My email is Kristi.mathena@yukonps.com

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  60. Cute Cute Ideas and pages
    I would be interested in purchasing this unit. DO you have it available?
    Thank you! My email if you need to email me your response.
    jessica.sheffield@jordandistrict.org

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  61. Are we able to purchase these from TPT? I would love a copy!! dglennon@sd44.org

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  62. Also looking for a copy and any freebies- where can we find these?

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