Tuesday, September 30, 2008


We spent last week learning about apples. Though we did a lot of activities, we didn't do a lot of written work, so instead of making a lapbook we just put all the pages together and called it good!

We tried several varieties of apples.

The taste-tester in action

We also polled people about their favorite kinds of apples.

Jack's finished graph

We practiced estimating and using the balance. If you look at Jack's answers here you can tell that he has my mad estimating skillz.

It took a LOT of blocks!

We also used our balance to see which items were heavier and lighter than the apple.

Checking out some seeds--also called pips.

Apple painting

We learned about the life cycle of an apple using these free cards from Montessori for Everyone.

In addition to making apple butter, we made some homemade applesauce.

Some of the books we read....

Apple Farmer Annie has been a favorite around here for a couple of years.

FYI, this is in the current Scholastic book order for just $2!

HomeschoolShare has a free lapbook for this book.

This is a great resource for nature activities for littles.


Angela said...

I love reading about all that you do with Jack and you amaze me! Speaking of Johnny Appleseed you need to read about what came of Elijah learning about him befriending the Indians! lol

Julie said...

Are you home-schooling? You seem to do lots of organized activities.

Amber said...

It all looks great! I love what you do with Jack. Now if only I could get my four year old interested in.... anything!

Heather said...

LOL Jen yes....I think it's time to make that announcement!!!

Awesome apple book Jack! :)

Heather W

Edwena said...

Thanks for sharing your fun times. I love that you used the scale. Would have never thought of that.