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Apple Activities


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 mentor. 

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Apple Activities

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).

Day 1

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.).

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Apples grow on trees. Make a list of other things which grow on trees and are used by people.


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