Sunday, October 9, 2016

Apples, Apples Everywhere

The students honored John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) by creating their own "Crockpot Applesauce."  Each student participated in peeling and slicing the apples.  The ingredients cooked all day in the crockpot and made the entire classroom smell divine!

In the afternoon, the students enjoyed their creation!

In addition to creating the applesauce, the students participated in a STEAM* activity using apples.  We read Ten Apples Up On Top, by Dr. Seuss.  The children had to try to create their own structure of three apples piled on Jenga blocks.  Once the students succeeded in piling their apples, they had to start removing the Jenga blocks to test the stability of their structure.

No worries - no apples were harmed or wasted in the creation of the towers.  Every apple was washed and enjoyed!!

Music provided by iTunes: "Apples & Bananas" by Raffi

*STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things.

STEAM = Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.

Ten Apples Up On Top