This week for My Father’s World, Kindergarten we learned about the letter Aa and apples.
On the first day we did apple tasting. We had three different color apples – red, green and yellow. With Lexa we worked on picking the right colors when I would say them, and after I cut up the apples I had her sort them on the plate (with Treyton’s help of course :)). I had Treyton graph which apple each of us thought we liked the best, then we tasted them each and graphed which ones we actually liked best (each of our answers stayed the same), and then we did a blind taste test (mom and Lexa’s answers stayed the same, while Treyton’s changed from red to yellow).
Crafts and Worksheets
We painted some apples with do-a-dots, always a favorite painting method around here. Lexa did some color apple bingo. I colored different apples different colors (blue, red, orange, yellow, green and purple), called out the name of the color and had her mark them – she got about 70% of them right.
Handprint Apple Tree
One of the kids favorite crafts this time around was a hand print apple tree. The kids each traced and cut out their arm and hand from brown construction paper. We attached the “trunk” to a white piece of paper. The kids then cut out two green hands, for the leaves and attached them to the tree trunks.
A Little Bit of Fun
Treyton has struggled with writing the lower case letter a for a while, so we took a little extra time to improve on the technical aspects of the letter. We used sugar (I didn’t have enough salt, though salt works MUCH better), to trace the letter with our fingers – the kids loved it.
A good week, not a lot of in depth science because we’ve actually already done apples before, but we had fun all the same. I’m really looking forward to next week, we’re moving downstairs to our NEW SCHOOL ROOM – stay tuned for pictures as soon as we get the final touches in place!!