About This Daily Classroom Special
Each week Homework
Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1
and 2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director
of Educational Technology at the Orcutt School District (CA) and a former Teachers Network web
the Homework Hotline Directory
This week the homework will center on apple activities.
The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free
to copy, cut and paste the assignments into your word processor for
sending home (or print this page).
Have the children write or dictate a list of things
that happen to apples. This is a very open-ended activity and some
children will come up with a list of verbs (peel, eat, etc.) while
others will come up with products (pancakes, applesauce, etc.).
Apples have been a part of America since the early
settlers. However, they had no way to store them for long periods
of time due to a lack of refrigeration. Tonight at home, have the
children do an apple drying project with an oven simulating the sun.
Peel, core and cut apples into slices to look like "O's". Place them
in the oven on warm overnight. BE SURE A PARENT HELPS WITH THIS ACTIVITY.
Bring the dried apples to school in the morning to eat.
Have the children write or dictate a simple apple
cinquain by filling in the frame attached.
A cinquain has one word in the first line, two in the second, three
in the third, four in the fourth and the fifth line repeats the first.
Apples grow on trees. Make a list of other things
which grow on trees and are used by people.