Mrs. Marshall's Second Grade Class
JFK Elementary School
East Islip, New York

What a wonderful autumn Mrs. Marshall’s second grade class has had! After reading many wonderful pieces of literature about this exciting season, including A Visit to the Apple Orchard, our class decided to brainstorm all of the wonderful ways apples can be eaten! While working in cooperative groups, the children wrote original “apple recipes” using Student Writing Center. They then drew an illustration of their delicious creation in Kidpix 3. What a fun way to incorporate literature, writing, and creativity with technology! *Please note: All apple recipes were kid created, and not truly “tested”…you may not want to try them at home!

#1 Apple Pie Recipe


1 apple
2 cups of sugar
3 things of dough
4 knives
5 T. cinnamon
6 T. peanut butter

How to Make:

1. First put the dough in a plate.
2. Then take a masher and mash up the apple and put it on the dough.
3. Add the cinnamon and peanut butter.
4. Bake the pie in the oven. 5. Finally you can eat and enjoy your apple pie.

Danielle, Joseph P., Frank ,Sabrina, Brian, Samantha

#2 Apple People


1 apple whipped cream
pretzel sticks
caramel candy
food coloring

How to make:

1. Put 2 apples on the table for legs.
2. Then you take 4 pretzel sticks to make arms and legs.
3. Now take food coloring and put it on the top of the apple.
4. Take candy and put it on for eyes.
5. Use frosting for the mouth.
6. Dip it on caramel, and you have an apple person!

Reed, Kyle, Jennifer V. Gina, Kimberly

#3 Yummy Apple Pie

1. apple
2. crust
3. oven
4. red juice
5. knife
6. sugar
7. 2 eggs
8. powder
 9. cinnamon
10. milk
11. bowl
12. apple sauce

How to Make:

 1. First, put the apples in the bowl.
 2. Then put the red juice in the bowl.
 3. Put holes in the crust.
4. Slice the apples and put them in the crust.
5. Add the milk, eggs, sugar, apple sauce and cinnamon to the pie. 6. Bake in the oven at 30 degrees for 15 minutes.
7. Let it cool down and eat it!

Sarah, Mike, Tara, Nicholas, Lauren

#4 Cinnamon Apples

#1. Apples
#2 Cinnamon
#3 Caramel
#4 Sugar
#5 Peanut butter
#6 Rainbow Sprinkles

How to make:

#1 First cut the apples.
 #2 Then smear it with the peanut butter.
 #3 Put the caramel on the apples.
 #4 Then warm it up while putting the sprinkles and cinnamon on it. #5 Now just sprinkle the sugar on.
 #6 Now eat and enjoy!

Michael F., Adrian, Jen B., Joseph G., Sam

#5 Caramel Apples


Kung Fu Sticks

How To Make:

#1 First you get out the caramel.
#2 Then you get out the apples.
#3 Then you put the sticks in the apples.
#4 Then you take a knife and put the caramel on the apples.
#5. Then you put it in the microwave for 5 seconds to melt the caramel.
 #6. Now you eat it!

Tyler, Antonia, Stephen, Kelyn, Nicole, Danny

New York State Learning Standards

English Language Arts Standard 2: As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for self-expression and artistic creation.

Kid Pix Computer Graphics: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Standard 2: Students will access, generate, process and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004