Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple Day

Apple Day was a success.  I could not have done it without your help.  Thank you for sending in tons of apples!  We had apples of all shapes, sizes and colors.

Our day began with Writing!  We wrote recipes for Crockpot Applesauce.  This was perfect for us to discuss ingredients, measuring and sequencing.  The students brought the recipe home with them on Friday to share with you.  You will notice it does not contain cinnamon...I am NOT a fan of the taste or smell of cinnamon, so we used vanilla!

The apples and ingredients cooked for 4 hours.  After they cooked, it was time to CAREFULLY mash them!  

At the end of the day we got to taste our applesauce.  It was a hit! (Almost all of us gave it 2 thumbs up.  Kai couldn't decide if he liked it or not, but considered having seconds!)

While the applesauce was cooking, we did read several informational books about apples and conducted The Great Apple Investigation. We predicted, tested, measured and weighed!

We listened to The Little Red House.  Did you know there was a star inside every apple?  Cut an apple horizontally to see it!

We also did a taste test to see which apple was our favorite.  Red was the winner, but green and yellow were pretty popular!

Apple Day was FUN and I loved the apple inspired outfits!

I am sure you heard about our "lake" on Wednesday.  This was the picture just outside our classroom early in the day.  Thank goodness the rain let up and our "lake" was almost gone by the time we went home!

Leave a note telling your favorite part about Apple Day!

Ms. Gilbert

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