Friday, September 19, 2014

An Apple for the Teacher Blog Hop

It's an apple themed blog hop!  You are in for a treat this weekend.  I must say that I have been going all out with apples this year.  We have focused on Johnny Appleseed and apple facts.  It is so much fun when you have a unit that is all thematic.  My kids have really enjoyed it too!

The past couple of weeks we have done ALL things apple.  I have created a HUGE Reading and Writing Workshop apple unit.  You are in for a treat - you can enter to win my new product!  It has 200+ pages, and I haven't even put it in my store yet.  You are going to be the lucky winner if you enter below!  

Check out some things in the product and see what we have done so far to learn about apples!

We practiced making predictions and used these fun apple themed books/worksheets!

We practiced writing facts about Johnny Appleseed.

Then, we made our Johnny Appleseed Fact book!  I am going to place these on our apple tree in the hallway. :) 

We reviewed how to wire a topic sentence and even used the fancy word - thesis!  There are some practice thesis statements in the packet.

We talked about good sentences versus bad sentences.  It is important to know the difference and my students have been struggling with writing incomplete sentences.

We even made apple cider!  This was SO much fun!  I have a juicer, and I brought it in to school.  Each child had a turn pushing the apple into the juicer.  They had a blast.  You can see how much they enjoyed the drink!

Please enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the Writing and Reading Apple Workshop Unit!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have had a great start to your school year.

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  1. I wish I had a juicer! I would love to make cider. Brilliant!

    1. It was fun! :] Hope you're having a great start to your year!

  2. Wow, your apple unit looks amazing! How exactly is the process of cider making different from apple juice making? This has always puzzled me.
    Not very fancy

    1. I suppose I call it cider because that's what it tastes like to me. When I use the juicer there are no preservatives. So, I guess I shouldn't call it cider! I'm sorry for being misleading. :/ Thanks for visiting my page!

  3. This looks fabulous! What fun! I hope I win!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate you visiting my page! :]