I recently finished up my newest unit: an apple unit for kindergarten and first grade! I’m really excited about this unit and wanted to give you a sneak peek at what’s inside.
This week long unit includes detailed daily lessons plans with literature suggestions, as well as a week-at-a-glance planning sheet. The unit covers science, math, reading, writing, handwriting, art, games, and music. I’ve also included QR codes and links to the apple YouTube videos I talked about in this post.
Here’s a look at each day:
Day 1: Apple Investigation (Parts of an Apple)
After completing a Know-Wonder-Learn chart about apples, students use their five senses to investigate an apple. The “Parts of an Apple Song” I created helps them learn the different parts of an apple. An optional activity is to use the leftover cut up apples from the apple investigation to make apple prints with paint.
Day 2: Life Cycle of an Apple
After reading about the life cycle of an apple, students create this fun Life Cycle of an Apple wheel. When you move the worm, it turns the wheel!
I’ve also included an emergent reader that can be used for guided reading lessons during the unit. It’s called “Annie’s Apples”. This fun reader follows Annie and her brother on a skip-counting apple picking adventure. This apple emergent reader can be purchased separately from the unit in my TPT store.
It comes with a matching math game that can be used as a math center. Students spin and add or subtract apples two at a time from the apple tree.
Day 3: How We Eat Apples
Students survey their classmates to find out their favorite way to eat apples and then graph the results. After reading a book about apple pies, students write about how to make an apple pie. This writing activity is FREE in my TPT store.
Day 4: Johnny Appleseed
Students read and learn about Johnny Appleseed through literature and an emergent reader. They learn about true/false statements and identify true/false statements about Johnny Appleseed. They can also compare and contrast themselves with him in the “Johnny Appleseed and Me” venn diagram.
Day 5: Apple Fun
After reading fiction books about apples, students create one of these apple crafts.
Also included in the unit are handwriting, math, and literacy worksheets.
I hope that gives you a good idea of what you’ll find inside. You can find the complete unit HERE in my TPT store.
Need more apple ideas?
Take a look at my APPLES board on Pinterest!