Apples are one of my favorite parts of fall! The last day before our fall break, my students and I had an "Apple Day." We had so much fun reading about apples while eating them! We used some great resources from this awesome Apple Life Cycle Unit by Education to the Core.

We started by doing a close read about apples.

We continued by making our own apples using paper plates and construction paper. We enjoyed eating some apples as a healthy snack. 

We started with a paper plate.

Next, we tore red construction paper into medium and small pieces. 
I put squeeze glue on students' plates, and the students covered the plate with the red paper.
Then, we cut a leaf shape out of green construction paper,
Last, I gave students a brown rectangle as a stem.
And, we had apples!!

After finished making our apples, we took a quick math break and worked on some super fun apple number bonds!

After some math, we started our pre-writing for our apple writing project. 

The kiddos loved having the apple themed day and thanks to Education to the Core for the great Apple Life Cycle Unit.

Have fun on your apple day! Let me know how it goes!

Happy Appling!


Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are an engaging way to introduce and review concepts. My classroom is always filled with anchor charts for every subject. They are so easy to take down and put up when they are needed. And, students LOVE helping you make them!! It is a great way to have students help with the classroom environment. 

Some anchor charts that will be used year round, I like to print out and laminate. Here are my FREE Parts of Speech Posters. You can grab them by clicking on the link or the picture. 

These Long Vowel Anchor Charts are great for students to reference. They have helped my students so much!. 

Here is another FREEBIE! These Scientific Method Posters are a great addition to your science block. This always helps students when we are discussing experimentation or other science topics. 

Here are a couple examples of some of the anchor charts I have made and used in my own classroom:

Reading Anchor Charts

As we read our weekly story, I like to switch out our anchor charts for fiction and non-fiction. We love to add to them as we learn more about each genre and concepts. 

I also have some awesome long vowel team anchor charts available in my store

For more great reading practice, be sure to check out my short vowel pack and my long vowel teams pack in my store.  

Writing Anchor Charts

Language Anchor Charts

My class LOVES helping me create our grammar anchor charts. I allow students to help me add examples to these charts. It also allows me to check my students' understanding. 

Math Anchor Charts

For more great math practice, be sure to check out my math journals for first grade, though the year in my store

I hope these are helpful in your classroom!!

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