An Apple a Day...

What a delicious week we've had! We sprung right into our week with one of our favorite snacks as our subject! Though it tested our abilities with the juicy temptation of consuming, we first wanted to see all that our a-peeling topic could do! Check out some of our sweet projects that we made with the help of apples!

                              We used our fine motor skills to make apple prints! Stamp away!

                              We used our fine motor skills to make apple prints! Stamp away!

                                       Apple rolling had us laughing so hard!

                                       Apple rolling had us laughing so hard!

          Our beautiful apple gallery!

          Our beautiful apple gallery!

Our preschoolers may not be fully aware, but we have been conducting some super cool science experiments recently and carrying out different steps of the scientific method! We first gather around and discuss the scientific question using observations. This week's question was "Will your apple sink or float when put in water?" We gave our hypothesis and backed it up with some scientific reasoning for example "my apple is heavy so it will sink".  We were split completely in half with our predictions! Be sure to ask your preschooler the outcome after we dropped our apples in the sensory table!

                                                                                                 1, 2 ,3 drop! We didn't mind the splash effect from our science experiment!

                                                                                                 1, 2 ,3 drop! We didn't mind the splash effect from our science experiment!

Math and literacy were especially fun this week with the help of apple elements. Our spotlight was of course on uppercase and lowercase "A"! We used our imaginations during a sorting activity that brought us to a beautiful apple orchard. Good thing we have experience farming, because these apple pickers were able to sort all of our lowercase and uppercase "A"s into their correct bushel! We also utilized apples for a seed counting game and Play-Doh mat creation. At this point, our ladybugs are apple experts!

                                                                                                            "Ladybug Orchard"

                                                                                                            "Ladybug Orchard"

                                                                                                                                             Practice with fall color words!

                                                                                                                                             Practice with fall color words!

Today we enjoyed a special trip to our community Transit Garden. We took a break from apples and planted daffodil bulbs! Farmer Fred explained to us that these will stay in the ground all winter and start to grow during the warmer spring months. We are looking forward to seeing the beautiful daffodil blossoms that we individually planted. We loved running around and exploring he garden trying to find our own area to dig a hole and plant the bulb.  Back at school Farmer Fred showed us another science experiment, this time with yummy corn! We made predictions on what might happen when we put a whole ear of corn in the microwave. To our surprise, it popped popcorn! Since we were on a roll, we also taste tested our apples. Some friends even volunteered to have their eyes covered and try a mystery apple! It was really fun using our sense of smell and taste to determine whether it was a red, green, or yellow apple. We then graphed our favorite apple to visualize the class statistics. Yellow apples had the most likes! 

                                                                                                                               Looks like someone got a taste of a sour apple!

                                                                                                                               Looks like someone got a taste of a sour apple!

And there you have it, our apple adventure summed up in one busy week! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the apple crafts that we made. Next week we will be exploring perhaps the most popular aspect of fall, pumpkins! See you all next week.

Best,

Erica