Apple Day (day 2)
We had so much fun today reading and learning about apples. We again read our big book “Apples” by Melvin and Gilda Berger. Today, we looked for seasonal words: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer and highlighted these words in the book.
I store them in these large envelopes labeled with the title of the book and paper clip them to the front of the book to use in our Big Book Work Station.
We also read these books for read alouds today:
During our Math/Science time today, we cut up apples and tasted them. We talked about how each kind tasted, how it was alike or different from the other (red vs. green) and then we graphed our favorite tasting apple:
We had a wonderful discussion about the title of the graph. I talked with the children about the older children in our building who are currently taking ISTEP+ (standardized testing for Indiana). They are asked on the test in the math portion to identify what the best title would be for the graph they see in front of them, so we talked about what the best title would be for the graph we see. We came up with, ” What kind of apples do you like best?”
One child then recognized that we did not put a title on the picture graph we made yesterday, so we did that too! **wink, wink** Don’t you just love how they pick it up so quickly! 🙂