I hope you enjoy this math recording booklet for your K-2 classroom. I have tried to make this apple time fun and very “do-able” for you or your classroom volunteers. I find that it typically takes my class about 20-30 minutes to complete the entire “Apple Observation Journal” fun! Journal size is 5.5 by 8.5 (two booklets per page, cut down the middle and staple for easy prep)
In the booklet, there are the following pages:
*Describing My Apple—does your apple have a stem? A leaf? What color is your apple?
*Measuring My Apple—estimate how many cubes tall your apple is and then measure it; draw something that is taller than your apple and shorter than your apple
*Measuring My Apple—estimate how many blocks will balance with your apple. Then draw something heavier than your apple, and something lighter than your apple.
*Measuring My Apple—cut a string that you think is the same length as the circumference of your apple.
*Sinking or Floating My Apple—Predicting if your apple will sink or float, and then recording your findings
*Estimating My Apple-- make an estimate of how many seeds are in your apple Cut open the apple and count to determine if there are more seeds or less seeds than 20.
*Inside My Apple—Draw the inside of an apple and write a word to describe the inside.
*Graphing Apples—Students will construct a bar graph and a pictograph reflecting if friends like red, green, or yellow apples.
*Eating My Apple—this would be a wonderful opportunity to have a “apple tasting” day—muffins, pie, juice, etc.
Of course, you can omit any of the pages to fit your needs/time frame.