What's a favorite fall family tradition? Picking apples! Today we read books about apples in pies, apples as houses, and using apples for tricks! The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall told about a family's apple tree in all seasons and ended with the owners making an apple pie! Ned's New Home by Kevin Tseng was about a worm who had to leave his comfy house inside an apple. We looked at a real apple as a little house with no doors and windows, then cut it open so that we could see the star inside, the one made by the seeds.

This is what we made for our craft! The paper plate was the same shape as half an apple. We glued on a coffee filter for the fruity part of the apple, the collaged lots of red materials around the edges to make it look like the apple's skin. Finally we glued black seeds into the center and added a brown paper twist of a stem and a green paper leaf.
Last, we read Ten Apples Up On Top by Theo. LeSieg. It was the funniest book, about animals balancing apples on their heads. The book was checked out before I could get a photo of it! But here's a little song about it - it isn't the whole book, but it's still a catchy song to read along to!
We even had a little apple snack! Yum! Thank you to the moms who helped serve and clean up!


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