Well, we tried! But the field trip kept disappearing. :) But that didn’t stop us from exploring apples in the
2-day class. As you know, we wrote an apple tale about Sad Boy and Happily. We read this story a lot and talked about other adventures they might have. Maybe they will come back another time for another story time in the spring!
We took a class tally about our favorite flavors/colors of apples: Green, red, and yellow. We did apple prints of those colors with real apples. After those dried, we decorated the edges with beads of the same color. We drew on brown stems and topped it off with a real apple seed.
We are excited about our Idea Books. This week, we had a “drawing class” about apples. We were given 5 different colored crayons – red, yellow, green, brown, and black. We drew shapes, added stems, seeds, and used crayons to color them. The next time, we used red, yellow, and green circle stickers. Then we added stems and seeds and faces (like Sad Boy and Happily).
Ms. Laurie shared the story of "The Little Red House With No Windows and No Doors and a Star Inside" by Caroline Sherwin Bailey. During this Story Theater moment, the children watched her intently as she told the story! It was very exciting when the end was revealed!
Of course, we tasted apples, talked about apples, read several books about apples - so all of this added up to us forgetting about the disappearing field trip! We look forward to trying again with another field trip idea!