Yesterday we rounded out our Apple themed week with a word family apple tree and some apple math. Even our Let's Find Out weekly lesson had apples in it!
made -am words by picking an apple from the tree and placing it on the
trunk. I wrote on the trunk with a Sharpie. Because the tree is
laminated, the ink will easily come off with rubbing alcohol.
Making 8. First, we used two sided counters to make 8 in
different ways. I put my apple basket work mat on my Elmo (how did I
ever teach without it??) so the kids could "Match Me!" Match Me is a
favorite math game this year - I arrange a number or pattern on the Elmo
for the Kinder to match. They love it! Anyway, after they matched my
arrangement, we counted the yellow and red "apples" and I filled in the
blanks on the white board.
Our Making 8 bulletin board! After playing Match Me, the
kids were instructed to make 8 any way they wanted. They then wrote
their numbers in the number sentence and traded the foam counters for
paper apples. Not only was this a math lesson, but an arts and crafts
The apple baskets are super cute with the addition of stems and leaves!