last week in September we did a multi-disciplinary apple unit.
We tied it in to Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. Daily we did
different activities with apples. Each day we experienced the
tasting of various apple products and compared/contrasted the
tastes. We tasted apple cider, apple juice, four different types
of apples, apple butter, and apple pie.
read Steven Kellog’s Johnny Appleseed. Each child was
asked to bring in two apples of different types. We collected
the apples together, sorted them by color and shape, and test
tasted each type. We had five types of apples. Using Graph Club
software, we created tables and different types of graphs to
showed what type apples of which we liked the taste. The
software was super for showing the difference in line, bar,
circle and picture graphs. The software is easy to use and is an
excellent learning tool for first graders.
The South Carolina
curriculum standards we used included:
Begin using graphic representations such as charts,
graphs, pictures, and graphic organizers as information
sources and as a means of organizing information and events
Pose and answer
questions about charts and graphs relating to familiar
Compare, sort, and
group objects by observable attributes
Use organized data
to construct picture, object, and bar graphs.
Interpret information displayed in a picture graph, object
graph, and bar graph using the vocabulary more, less, fewer,
greater than, and less than.
ability to identify the title and author of a text.
ability to retell stories.
ability to recall details in texts read aloud.