TPT. Well, that works out well for me too. Everything was all set for me this year.
We started the week using attributes to sort the apples we each brought to school (see big apple above). I've got a great big canvas graphing chart that a previous teacher left. It works perfectly for making graphs with objects. previous apple blog post.
I planted myself at the Science Station and helped students examine apples using their 5 senses. What does an apple smell like? Kids thought GRASS, JUICE and HANDS. We worked together to fill out our Lab Reports.
Together we made accordion math books: cut, color, glue and label.
Once again Hiding the Worm was a favorite station. The kids love hiding the worm behind an apple with a Sight Word or Letter Sound. Then their peers have to name the word or sound to see if the worm is behind.
This Fine Motor project was completed following picture and word directions - no teacher help. Pretty darn good (someone always has to put on way too many seeds).
Next year I am setting aside TWO weeks for apple projects.
FREE Math Practice Page - Skills: count apples to 5, which has more