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September 18-22


Apples, Apples, and More Apples! We continued our exploration of apples this week. We read several nonfiction books about apples to gather more apple facts, created an apple life cycle, and did a science experiment with an apple. We also taste tested different kinds of apples and then graphed our favorite ones. On Wednesday, we turned some apples into applesauce. We each got a chance to peel the apple we brought. Then we ate it for a snack. Our applesauce cooked all day. It sure made the whole school smell good all day and boy was it delicious! We ended the week with learning about Johnny Appleseed (He was a real person who planted many, many apple seeds across the USA).


Monday:

Reading:

• Introduced to fiction and nonfiction stories.

• Listened to two different stories, Let’s Go Apple Picking and Fall Apple Fun. After each story, we had to determine what kind of story it was.

• Reviewed the life cycle of an apple and completed a apple life cycle worksheet

• Complete the reading section of our fall NWEA (standardized) testing. It measured things like Foundational Skills, Language & Writing, Literature & Informational, and Vocabulary Use and Functions.

Math:

• Sang our number song and air wrote our numbers

• Completed the number one page in our Number Galore book

Religion:

• Reviewed the story of creation

• Listened to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden


Tuesday:

Reading

• Introduced to reading stations - Completed several different rotations

Math:

• Completed the math sections of our Fall NWEA (standardized) testing. It measures things like Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry & Measurement, and Data Analysis.

 Sang our number song and air wrote our numbers

 Completed the number two page in our Number Galore book

• Answered 2 different questions by completing some experiments:

Do all apples taste the same? - We taste tested 4 different kinds of apples (Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Gala). After trying just 2 kinds we found our answer. We also found out our favorite kind by creating different graphs.

What can we use to keep an apple from turning brown? We tried putting a slice of apple in several different liquids - vinegar, water, milk, lemon juice, & soda. We found out that several things worked, but we only wanted to eat the apple in lemon juice.

Religion:

• Reviewed the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

• Watched a video about the story of creation


Wednesday:

Reading:

 Combined the the /a/ with the /m/ to read the word am

• Read through our emergent reader, I Am Colorful.

• Made applesauce - Using the apples we brought to school, we each took a turn peeling our apples with an apple peeler. Then we took a turn cutting apple slices into little pieces and adding them to a crockpot. After adding some water, sugar, and cinnamon, we set it to cook all day. At the end of the day we were able to try it. It wasn't like the applesauce you get from the store. It was chunkier and we had to be careful because it was still warm. Some of us really enjoyed it and got second and third helpings!

Math:

• Sang our number song and air wrote our numbers

• Completed the number three page in our Number Galore Book

• Introduced to math stations

Religion:

 Created a list of emotions

 Listened to the story of Penguin’s Big Emotions


Thursday:

Reading:

 Compared 3 different stories all with the same title, Johnny Appleseed

• Compared the story to a short video about Johnny Appleseed

 Introduced to the letter Mm - Completed a letter Mm worksheet

 Reading Stations

Math:

• Sang our number song and air wrote our numbers

 Completed the number four page in our Number Galore Book

 Math Stations


Religion

• Today is the feast of St. Matthew. We watched a short movie about him and colored a picture of him in our Saint Books.


Friday:

Reading:

• Introduced to the letter Aa - Completed a letter Aa worksheet

 Discussed Bus Safety and watch a short video. Then we practiced getting off the bus through an emergency exit

Math:

• Sang our number song and air wrote our numbers

 Completed the number four page in our Number Galore Book

 Completed an apple graphing worksheet

Religion:

• Mass

 Marathon Rally- Our activity was working together with our group to make caterpillar tracks that we had to use to walk across the finish line. We have raised over $12,600 and earned our third prize (game time next week in our classroom).


Bus Safety- We learned about the danger zone and rules of the bus. Then we practiced exiting the bus out of the back emergency exit.

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