Apple Thematic Unit

This week we will begin our thematic study of Apples! I LOVE the apple time of year, and I love sharing the excitement of this versatile fruit with my students.

Following is one of my favorite original apple songs. You are welcome to drag off this JPG and print as a poster to use in your own classroom. Warning, the song is contagious! Also, check our our apple and harvest products at the end of this post. You will find the offerings developmentally appropriate, easy to use, linked to academic standards and fun!

Table of Contents

Shared Reading Lessons:
And Apple is its Name Oh: Enjoying Songs & Poetry
Way Up High in the Apple Tree: Enjoying Songs & Poetry
Yummy Apples: Word Substitution
Apple Flashcards

Literacy Activities
ABC Apple Orchard: Identifying Alphabet Letters
Apple Tree Rhymes: Producing Rhyming Words
Eating Apples: Identifying Beginning Sounds
Color Word Worms: Matching and Writing Color Words
ABC Apple Trace: Tracing Alphabet Letters

Math Activities
Willy the Wandering Worm: Identifying Numbers
Apple Number Memory: Matching Numbers
Bobbing For Apples: Working with 5-Frames
Math Journal Sticker: Draw an Apple Story

Apple Wordwall (Beautiful Realistic Photographs)
Apple Parts: Labeling Activity
The Way I Like Apples
Johnny Appleseed

Guided Reading Books
I like Apples
Apples Guided Reading Supports

Apple Report: Scientific Processes
Apple Taste Test: Making Comparisons and Recording Data
Apple Life Cycle: Portfolio Sample

Art Projects
Apple Tree Art
Apple Mosaic
Apple Prints

Eating Apples (Be careful, this one will not leave your brain)
Five Little Apples
Have You Ever Seen An Apple
The Apple Tree

Table of Contents:
1. Apples
2. The Pumpkin Cycle
3. Pumpkin Colors
4. Pumpkin Patch
5. Apple Picking Time

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Literacy Activities:

Pumpkin Rhymes: Producing Rhyming Words
Harvesting Spuds: Identifying Uppercase Letters
Harvest ABC Train: Letter Identification
The Country Store: Clapping Syllables
Pumpkin Letters: Writing Alphabet Letters

Math Activities:

Ordering Baskets: Ordering objects from least to greatest.
Harvest Sorting: Sorting potatoes or apples into groups
Harvest Balancing: Experimenting with a balance
Number Bingo: Identifying the numbers 0-12
Patterns Worksheet

Writing Prompts/Word Wall

Label-It: Pumpkin
Photo Harvest Word Wall Words

Guided Reading Books
The Pumpkin

Pumpkin Report: Recording Observations

Art Projects
Potato People
Potato Truck Portfolio Page
Construct Pumpkin 
Pumpkin Puppet

One Potato
I Like Potatoes
The Pumpkin Patch