# Apple Day Activities (day 1)

We began our study of apples by guessing what I had hidden in my Science Mystery Box.  After a few questions, the children guessed that I had an apple and so it began….

During our math/science time (it was brilliant of me to put them together in the same time block, because of all the overlap in concepts!), we each got the apple that we brought.  We then sorted them by color into rings that I have for making actual Venn Diagrams. I labeled the circles for my friends who are visual learners:

We then took those apples and made them into a real graph:

We then moved our real graph into a picture graph:

We then wrote about our graph.  The thing I love most about graphing is that it allows me to meet the needs of so many kids at a time.  I can ask the lower students to tell me what the colors are, and to show which column is biggest or smallest.  I can ask the middle students to tell me how many of each apple there are and which are the most, least and equal.  The higher students are asked to tell me what I would get if I added two columns together or if I took one column away from the other.

Tomorrow, we will taste apples and graph which ones we like the best.

Here is the big book we read:

And here are the read alouds for today:

Stay tuned…..all week long we will be doing other apple activities that I will share!

Kristen 🙂