Apples & Happy Fall, Y'all!

Happy Fall, Y'all!  Is anyone else a little excited about the new season?!  Pumpkin patches, apple cider, Halloween, Fall festivals...ohmiword.  I can hardly contain myself!  HA! 

I've recently had an influx of emails requesting some of my apple themed documents I promised to share when I posted about our week of apple fun last year.  Sorry for the delay!  These aren't anything special, but if you're interested in adding a few things to your files, here ya go! 

Here's the recipe for the applesauce we make every year.  IT's SO stinkin' GOOD!!!! I like to send this home with my kids the day we make it in class!

After we make our applesauce, I like for the kids to label the items we used to make it.  Since this won't be the last time they see some of these things, it's good for them to know what they are!


We also read a lot of non-fiction text about apples and their life cycle.  I like for my kids to sequence the life cycle after we read about it and here are the picture cards we use to do so!  I give each of my kids a large sheet of construction paper folded in half and a sequencing sheet.  They cut out the pics, label each one, and glue it inside their folded piece of construction paper.  Easy breezy!


Another fun little activity I put in my Math Tubs is this little non-standard units of measurement with apples!  Of course, we don't use real apples for this one.  I like to buy these...


I put them in a little baggie and then have the kids measure different items in the classroom with them {glue bottle, pencil, paintbrush, scissors}.  After they measure and record, I let them choose other items in the classroom to measure {if there's enough time left!!}  They LOVE this one!


Our week of apple fun starts Monday, so I'll be back with more apple themed activities next week to share with y'all!!  And I'll be back this weekend with a recap of some fun things we've been working on in the classroom the last couple of weeks!! 

Happy Fall, y'all!!

48 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. We are going to the orchard today, these will come in handy next week. Thanks again.

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  2. I am so doing that applesauce! Yum!

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  3. Thank you for sharing these! My kids loved the applesauce, and what a great idea to label the things we used to make it! Thanks again Cara :)

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  4. Can't wait to use some of your ideas!! Thanks, Cara! I so appreciate how you and our online community collaborates. Not only does it improve our teaching craft, but we can positively contribute to students' lives from all over the US {and then some}!! Thanks for always inspiring. Kids in Vegas will be enjoyin' some homemade applesauce. Have a fabulous weekend.

    Alicia
    First Grade Factory

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  5. Thank you. I really like the measuring with apples activity!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  6. Cara, thanks so much for posting the activities, I love them all! We just finished our apple unit and I used your apple pie addition and even/odd apple tree activities for centers. We made applesauce as well, but I sent a note home asking each child to bring in an apple(any kind!) We then talked about the differences/similarities in all of the apples and used these for the applesauce. It turned out delicious! Thanks again for amazing ideas and inspiration! :)Andrea

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  7. I used the same apple sauce recipe in my classroom on Friday. The kids loved it!

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I am making that Applesauce Monday! I posted my apple tree art on my blog just yesterday! Gotta love Fall :)
    Thanks Girl! You are the best!
    P.S. I also ordered my brag tags today YIPPEE!
    Kerri B
    teacherbitsandbobs.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh wow! This is awesome! This would be a great math measurement activity. I need to teach math lessons on measurement so this would be a great end of lesson treat!

    P.S.-Totally mentioned, gave credit, to you on my blog that reaches no one, hahaha! Thought I'd let you know!

    http://fernandezsfirsts6.blogspot.com/

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  10. I can't wait to try these fun apple activities in my class! What site did you find those cute cooking clip art pictures? I could really use something like that for some actvities that we already do in my room!

    Cori Krol

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  11. @Cori...the clipart for the recipe & sequencing came from the DJ Inkers Fall CD. The clipart for the recipe was found ALL over the web. The clipart for the measurement was by Kimberly Klass and you can find her sets on PC Crafter :) HOpe this helps!!

    @Erika..you are so sweet! Thank you!!

    @Kerri...YAY!!! You are going to LOVE the Brag Tags!! You'll have to let me know how it goes!!!

    Happy SUnday, Y'all!!!!!

    XOXO

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  12. I just got done posting about our Apple Week! It's one of my favorite times of the year :) And like Andrea, I had my students bring apples to school. We measured them, described them, graphed them, and then used them for our applesauce! Can't wait to see what cute things you all do!

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  13. All of these freebies are so AWESOME! Thank you for making me even more excited (and better prepared) for our upcoming Apple unit! :)

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  14. Love your ideas! I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for being such an inspiration : )

    http://mrsrobinsonsclassroomblog.blogspot.com/

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  15. Can't wait to make this!! How many kids does this recipe feed? THANKS! :)

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  16. Thanks Cara! I can't wait to try your applesauce. It'll be perfect after we take our trip to the fruit farm.
    I love Fall!!

    mrspeterson.com

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing! So many fun ways to incorporate the apple theme :)

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  18. I love the recipe! I used yours this year...last year we just cut up apples and added red hots! Worked out lovely and it was even red! They kids loved that, too!

    By the way, I am awarding you with a little award called the "I Heart Your Blog" award. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world! Check out my blog for more information!!! :)

    Marcy @ http://busybeesandcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  19. How do you incorporate this with Texas Treasures?

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  20. I love these apple ideas. However, I cannot download them. Could you send them to me through email? denise_d_paul@yahoo.com Thanks so much!

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  21. I also LOVE these apple ideas, but they were used to download with SCRIB, which now needs a membership. Is there anyway that you could email them to me? trishjlandis@gmail.com Thanks so much!!

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  22. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these apple ideas. My students have enjoyed doing them so far! We are making applesauce on Monday. The kids are so excited and kept asking me a zillion times a day, Can we make applesauce now? I finally decided to do it Monday so they would stop asking!! I also had a hard time opening up the downloads in SCRIB. Any way you can email them to me at aubreyluna@gmail.com

    Thank you! Thank you! Love your stuff!!!!!!!!! I get so excited on Wednesdays :)

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  23. I love all of the apple ideas you have. I also can't get the SCRIBD things to download. Can you possible e-mail me the PDF's? Thanks so much!!!

    Jeanne
    kidzkidzkidz8.2@gmail.com

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  24. I love your apple unit!!! I cant download off of scribd. Would you be willing to email it? Thank you so much!!!
    aprilbernico@yahoo.com

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  25. me too! sequencing sheet please! thanks so much!! atamez2@stedwards.edu

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  26. I would love to add these to my files but I also can not download these. If you are willing to email them it would be appreciated. jennbond1@gmail.com thanks for sharing!

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  27. I just followed a link to these wonderful resources but I also don't have access to scribd. I was wondering if there is any way to send them through google doc? If so, would you be will to email them to me as well. My email is bmiller34@verizon.net. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas - I've purchased almost all of your items in your Tpt store! Hope your year is going good!

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  28. Oh...dear Lord....now I want you to email me these great apple activities as well....how do you find time for all your fans! Love your stuff! dstoffel@depew.wnyric.org

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  29. I would like them also! You are the best and have wonderful ideas! I tried downloading but my county blocked the site.

    jparker@wcboe.org

    Thanks!

    Judy

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  30. Thanks for sharing these ideas, my first graders here in Chicago will experience the homemade applesauce next week!!!!! thanks and if you don't mind can you email me the downloads.
    mrskimwright01@gmail,com

    Thanks

    First Grade Journal

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  31. I love your apple activities. Would you mind emailing me the downloads as well? Thank you so much!
    Jamie Gailbreath
    jamielr1987@aol.com

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  32. I love your apple activities!! Im new to first grade and would like to get a jump on my units this coming year. I cannot get the download...can you email them to me? thanks for sharing!! lgarvey332@gmail.com

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  33. Great Activities! Could you please email them to me? julieannekrieger@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  34. Hi Cara! I have used these precious activities for a few years now and can't find my originals. Now when I try to download them from scribd it won't let me. Is there another way to download these? If email is an option, you can email them to eeevans86@gmail.com.
    Thanks so much!

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  35. Hi Cara!

    I started following your blog when you taught first grade and was thrilled when you went back to Kinder! I love these activities, but I cannot get them to download- could you email them to me please? jblack@elkhartisd.org I do not have a blog but have shared your blog and TPT store with all my teacher friends- you are so creative!

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  36. Hey! Do you have this stuff available for downloading any where else besides scribd? If so, will you please share! We are starting apples next week and your stuff is perfect!

    Thanks!!!

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  37. Your items are wonderful! I also wanted to know if you have them available for downloading any place other than scribd? If you are willing to email, my address is toni.thomas.cm@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  38. Is there anywhere else to download these WONDERFUL freebies other than scribd which requires a membership? If you would be willing to email my address is barton4el@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  40. Is there any way to get the applesauce recipe without having to pay the fee on SCRIBD? If so, my e-mail is shannageissen@aol.com. Thanks so much!

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  41. Is there anyway to get these in a google doc? I don't have access to scribd. Thanks!

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  42. This entire post makes me want time to SLOW down so we can spend more time with the apples theme :) I cannot thank you enough for all these ideas and freebies! Jen

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  43. I am not able to access the resources above either, please let me know how I can get them! I can receive google docs, if you prefer this method. Thanks!

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  44. Wonderful blog Cara, Thanks for sharing your ideas and recipes! Halloween is coming soon and October is a nice month for creative activities with kids... I wish you the best!

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  45. These are great! is there a way you can email these documents to me? I do not have a subscription to Scribd. jessicalynnhill@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  46. I would also love these and don't subscribe to Scribd. If you could email me that would be wonderful thank you! tamimcgraw@hotmail.com

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