This Animated Step-by-Step™ Poem the Apple Tree poem is a great poem for the Fall. It works on counting up to six but in the hnads of a creative teacher it can also be used to address the mathematical funcitons of addition and subtraction. “ I see three apple cores on the ground. We started with 6 apples. Let’s take away three. That leaves three apples in the tree. Let’s see if we’re correct”. There are little colored birds that are used as an attention getting device that can also be used to address color identification.