Monday, September 24, 2012

Welcome to Latoya from Flying into First Grade

Happy Johnny Appleseed Week!!!!

I am guest blogging for Brooke today and I cannot wait to share with you some of the things we are going to be doing to celebrate Johnny Appleseed and Apples.  First let me tell you more about myself.  I am Latoya Reed and I just became a blogger in July.  I also started my TPT store in July as well.  It has been such an amazing experience so far and I love the ideas and resources that are shared.  I was a Kindergarten teacher for 4 years and now I am in my 2nd year of first grade.  I teach in Tennessee where I live with my hubby.

Since Johnny Appleseed's birthday is on September 26, we are doing a unit on apples and Johnny Appleseed.  I get excited to teach this unit every year.  I know the students enjoy it as well.  I would like to start by sharing some of my favorite apple themed books I like to read to my class.

My favorite Apple Activities
1.  Graphing apples by colors- I get parents to send in apples in red, yellow, and green. The students get to pick their favorite apples color and then we graph them.  Complete the data information below. 
2. Apple Tasting- I cut the apples up and have students try each color.  We fill out our Apple tasting chart.
3. Apple Word Search- You can find this freebie in my TPT store.
4.  Make an Apple Pie- I love to make an apple pie with the kids and let them eat some of it.  This is when I read The Apple Pie Tree.

5.  Read about Johnny Appleseed- We have the PE teacher to dress as Johnny Appleseed and read a story to the students.  We alo watch the Johnny Appleseed video on Brain Pop Jr.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my post on my favorite Apple activties and books.  You can go to my TPT store to find more freebies and check out my blog anytime.

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  1. All cute ideas! I'm looking forward to teaching all about apples this week and next as well.

  2. Hi Latoya. Very cute worksheets and what a great collection of books:) I love how you have all your kiddies taste the different apples...FUN! Thanks for sharing!
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