"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Apple Antics

Before we could play and experiment with apples, we went shopping at the "Apple Store" for a variety of apples- big ones, little ones, red ones, green ones, yellow ones and even some multi-colored ones. We weighed them, bagged them and paid for them. We took turns being the customer and the cashier. We were pretty busy, because after all, it's apple season!
We read Ten Apples up on Top by Theo. LeSieg
aka Dr. Seuss.
Then just like in the book, we tried balancing apples (we used beanbag apples) on our heads. It made us kind of giggly. We tried balancing them while we were sitting and then we tried standing and walkings.
There's no way we could balance ten apples like they do in the book!
Some of us even tried sliding and balancing! 
We climbed a ladder and picked some apples from the tree.
To the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", we sang as we climbed:
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples looked down at me.
I shook that tree just as hard as I could.
Down came the apples and Mmmm, they were good.
I shook that tree just as hard as I could,
Down came the apples and Mmmmm, they were good.

We cored and cut up some of the apples and made applesauce for lunch! Of course we had to "taste test" them too! We just left the peel on. We put them in a pot and added water, honey and cinnamon. When they were fork-tender, we put them in the blender. 
We used some of our apples for printing. We painted apple halves with red, green and yellow paint and printed them on paper.
We read The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
and then we made our own little apple pies.
Peeling the apples using the apple peeler was probably our favorite part. 
Next, we used the apple corer to core them...
After they were peeled and cored, we cut the apples into little pieces.
We made a mixture of cinnamon and sugar in which to stir the apples. 
We rolled out the dough, cut it and patted it into the pan.
Then we added the apples and dotted them with butter.
We added the top crust and then baked them in the oven and allowed it to cool.
What masterpieces!
Our vote for favorite book of the week is, Ouch! by Ragnhild Scamell and Michael Terry. It’s about a little hedgehog who gets an apple stuck in her spine. Now she doesn’t fit in her new home! What will she do?...

It was a fun week, a productive week-
a delicious week!

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