Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Apple Pie Tree

 We wrapped up our Aa week (well, week and a half).  Our book for the week was The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall.  The kids really enjoyed this book.  My trays are little toned down this year, but if you would like more Apple tray ideas see this post from last year.

 The Aa sensory bin doubled as a tray this week.  This was Silas' favorite.  He found the letter A beads and covered the Aa on the apple which is from 1+1+1=1 .
 Counting the As
Stamping tray (picture is also from 1+1+1=1)
 I have no idea where the big A stamp went....still can't find it.  Silas was kind of bummed about that. lol
 File folder game.

 Play dough mat.  This little guy LOVES his play dough.  He will sit and play with it for a very, very long time.  Makes this mom pretty happy when she needs to keep him busy.  The play dough mat is from Homeschool Creations .

 This activity was all child led.  I was pretty amazed to see Silas' ideas.  We started off with him picking a coloring sheet from the Google image search I did for A coloring pages.  He colored two of them.  Then he decided he wanted to cut apples.  I quick made up a printout using clip art so that he could cut apples.  Finally he decided he wanted to glue the apples onto the pictures he colored.  What a great activity that he thought up all on his own!
 We have done this stained glass apple craft a few years in a row.  It is one of my favorites.  Contact paper, tissue paper and voila....done.  This year we used construction paper and I had them tear it themselves.  It took them longer and they enjoyed it.

 I saw this cute idea somewhere randomly online and it just popped into my head one day when the boys were asking for something to do.  Their hands/arms are the trunk and branches.  They used their fingers to make the apples.  Really cute!
 Our school door decorated with apples and the apple trees.
 Asa also worked on his All About Reading letter Aa lessons this week.

 They had the most fun making the apple pie.  This is a HUGE accomplishment for me as I am not normally in the kitchen (I really, truly dislike cooking and baking).
 They LOVED cutting up these apples.
 Before it went in the oven.

 This isn't A themed stuff, but it includes more of what Asa did this week. 

In math he worked with pattern blocks......

 And started learning about graphing.  We graphed boys vs. girls in our family....however, it is a tie so it was kind of anti-climatic. lol

In Sonlight this week for science we've been discussing the months of the year and we started with winter.  He painted snowflakes using doilies as stencils...... 

 Silas has to join in on all things painting.
 We also froze water.....and melted ice.  Funny little face.  Love him.

 That was our week (and a half).  Happy blogging!


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  1. Love the doily stencil idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. We need to come visit the next time you make pie. yummy! I nominated your for a Liebster Award. Here is the link:

  3. Hi! Have you ever paid attention, has your writting level gone any better lately?