Apple Week

The children will be making applesauce and exploring the difference between fresh, crisp apples and warm, cooked apples.  Yum!  

We will have the paints out for the older classes.  Smocks are available but send them in clothes that are “messy okay” in case they don’t want to wear the smocks.  The paint is washable but messy. 

At home you can talk to them about the apple trees in the neighborhood, the apples they see in the grocery stores and at the market.  Ask them if all apples are the same color, if they like them crunchy or soft, what shape do they think an apple is and help them identify seeds/stem/skin.  

Way Up High in a Tree

Way up high, in a tree, two littles apples smiled at me. 

So I shook that tree as hard as I could. 

Down came the apples, mmmm good.

Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light

Twinkle twinkle traffic light   Round the corner shining bright

Red means stop, green means go, yellow means – very slow.

Twinkle twinkle traffic light Round the corner shining bright.

(Then we will sing it ‘silly’   Twinkle Twinkle APPLE light)

Have You Ever Seen an Apple

Have you ever seen an apple, an apple, an apple,
Have you ever seen an apple, that grows on a tree?
A red one, a yellow one, a red one, a green one.
Have you ever seen an apple, that grows on a tree? 

Have you ever had an apple, an apple, an apple?
Have you ever had an apple and heard it go ‘crunch’?