“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Apples and more!

September is one of my favorite months for classroom activities. In September, we always do activities relating to apples and of course, we always cook something! 

This year was no different!

In September, we learned about the inside and outside of apples. We painted with apples. We learned about what an apple tree looks like through the seasons. Then, we ended the month with making blender applesauce with Mrs. Keck's class. It was a great time for the students to spend some time with their friend who are no longer in our class. The students did amazingly well, sitting patiently, for over an hour as each student was able to participate in parts of the applesauce recipe.

Our Apple Paintings

Peeling Apples with the Apple Peeler/Corer 

Enjoying some apple peel!

Using the PowerLink and switch to blend up the applesauce

Using TouchChat app to help 'read' the recipe and answer questions about the recipe

Summer Camp

This is a little late post, but I had to post a couple of the cute pictures from our summer camp unit in August.

We used marshmallows to paint a "campfire" as well as made a pretend campfire in the classroom by twisting construction paper to make logs, then adding red, yellow, and orange paper for the fire.

In one of our summer camp stories, we learned about actives that take place at summer camp. One of the activities was tie-dyeing. We decided to tie-dye bandanas. The students were allowed to choose 2 colors to decorate their bandana. Here are a couple of the finished products with their artists.