Apple Fun

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With the apple harvest in full swing, Reinhard teachers have been incorporating this fall fruit into their English language arts and mathematics lessons.

Upon completing a unit about apples, prekindergarten students took an apple taste test and were asked to graph their favorite apples. The district’s youngest students also gave their observations on their tasty snack using the words “least” and “most.” Working with tongs to increase their fine motor skills, the students picked apples from bowls filled with water. They also made ABAB patterns on construction paper strips with sliced apples.

Second-grade classrooms rotated through five math, ELA and art centers during an apple festival. Using a scale, the students compared the weight of their apples against other fruits and vegetables and participated in a graphing activity. They also made apple prints, read a brochure on Johnny Appleseed and designed apple frames.