|Roxann Penfield & Therese Farnsworth
St. Bernadette School
|We did several activities with this unit because we had several groups. First, we brain stormed and listed words that describe or are related to apples. The first group was divided into small groups, they wrote and typed poems similar to a Diamond Poetry. We let them be very creative. We assessed them using a Rubrics on a 4 point scale.|
sweet, sour, juicy
Fuji, Granny Smith
by Gina, Elyse, and Brianne
grow on trees
different in size and shape
tasty and yummy
by Darby and Patrick
harvest in the fall
drop to the ground
ready to eat
by Brandon and Kristian
are a fruit
with seeds and peels
lets make juice and applesauce
by Kelsi and Lindsey
The second group had to recall apple fact and write them in complete sentences.Facts about Apples
Apples float because they are 25% air.
Washington grows the most apples.
Apples are part of the rose family.
Apples are high in fiber.
Applesauce and apple juice are made from apples.
Apples are grown mostly in Washington, California,Michigan, Virginia and
There are 7,000 kinds of apples.
The most popular apple is the Red Delicious.
Apples are grown in New Zealand and Canada.
|The third group wrote a story
about an apple. This was done as a whole group. They were given the beginning sentence
(story starter), then each student was to tell what happened next. They had to use
complete sentences. The whole class came up with the title.
"The Apple That Came Alive"
One day Mom was making an apple pie. Before it went into the oven an apple jumped off the table and onto the floor. Then it ran out of the house . I ran after it. It ran and got into a car. It drove away. I couldn't catch it. It ended up at school and was dancing around. It ate lunch with the children. I ran into the lunchroom and grabbed it. It got away again. It went to the park and played on the Jungle Jim. The children tried to catch it again, and it ran away. One child ran in front of it, and it ran between his legs and got away. Then it ran and got back into the car. It drove to a lake. It rolled around in the sand and got all dirty. It jumped into the lake and floated in the water. A fish got it. The fish spit it back out. It ran out of the water and went back home. It jumped in the pie. Mom put it in the oven and baked it. All of the children who were chasing it got to have a piece of it. MMMMMGOOOD!
Samantha, Colin, Colleen, Christian, Mary Kate, Tyler, Sadie, Emily, Jared, Katie, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Ryan, Sean, Alyssa, Katie, Vincent, Jordan, and Emilie