|The entire team of Cumberland 2nd Grade teachers collaborated
on a joint apple project during the entire month of September. In addition to
various books and teacher supportive materials on apples and Johnny Appleseed, a key part
of the unit was the use of the Apple Bytes web site. Students learned Apple
facts using the Fruit and Vegetable Encyclopedia. Our classes visited
the computer lab on a weekly basis so they could play various online apple games such as
Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Apple Hangman.
The classes culminated the unit by going on a field trip to the Apple Works Apple Orchard as well as completing a variety of individual class writings. Since our apple unit coincided with our study of the Olympics, some classes combined the two disciplines into one activity. A sample from each classroom is listed below.
The First and Last Time I Came Out of the Fridge
by Will, Jack, Golshan, Sarah and Dana
I was in the fridge and I heard the door open. A big fat hand grabbed me. They put me under cold water. Help! I shouted. They then put me on the cutting board. Then a sharp knife came and hit me. They cut me right down the middle. They put me in the mix of egg, flower, water, cinnamon, and sugar. They they put me in the hot oven. Then they let me cool off. I was an apple pie. Then they ate me.
Mrs. Brodys Second Grade
by Tyler, Katherine and Zachary
A Fuji apple was growing on a tree when it decided to go to the Apple Olympics. There were many apples at the Olympics. There were Braeburn, Rome, Gala and Winesap apples at the race. The Fuji apple won a gold medal in running. The Winesap apple won a silver medal in gymnastics. The Braeburn won the bronze medal for freestyle swimming.
Mrs. Browns Class
by Alex T. Mikey,Taylor, Devon
One day an American Red Delicious apple dropped into the sea and
floated to Sydney Australia. It saw a Roman Beauty Apple. They went on a date to the
Sydney Opera House. Then they went to the Olympics and they both decided that they would
join the Olympi cs. The Red Delicious joined the Australian swimming team. The Roman
beauty did gymnastics and horse back riding. They both won a Gold Medal. They got married
and had baby apples called APPLEBYTES. The babies practiced so they could join
the 2016 Olympics.
An Acrostic from the name
Johnny planted juicy apples
On a sunny day in Ohio.
He likes yummy apples and
Nice tasting apples. Apples are very
Yellow apples are what Johnny planted and also different apples.
Apples are healthy and good.
Pennsylvania is one of the
Places that he traveled to.
Leominster was the name of the city he was born in.
Excellent apples are the best, especially
Excellent apples are what Johnny planted so please
Explore some of his
Mrs. Nashs Class
An apple once hung in a tree.
It would love to be free.
The apple fell down,
It rolled on the ground,
And kept rolling right out to the sea.
Created by Ms. Marshalls 2nd Grade Class
Announcing a New Apple
A new apple has just been invented by a team of scientists. It is red and green. The apple is called the English Orchard Apple. It growseverywhere. It is juicy and crisp. The English Orchard Apple grows year round. It is made from roses. Look for it in stores soon.
Submitted by: Mrs. Reiels' class
Standards and Assessment
Assessment was left up to the individual teacher to correlate with our district standards in the area of writing and technology.
These activities support the following Whitefish Bay Grade 2 Standards:
Language Arts Content Standard 5:
Language Arts Content Standard 7:
Language Arts Content Standard 9: