The Life Cycle of an Apple - Paper Bag Book with Informational Text:
It's a fun fall project for your apples thematic unit, a science activity and a book made with brown lunch bags all in one! This Lunch Bag Lesson booklet is a fun way to integrate science into your language arts curriculum in September, for Johnny Appleseed Day, or any time during a plant unit. All you need for this adorable project is a few brown lunch bags, the printables in this file, staples, crayons and glue.
The design of this book allows it to be interactive! There are frames on flaps to lift to reveal a fact below and pouches with pull-out inserts with interesting apple facts your students can read! There are two additional pull out tabs with a fill in the blank section for students to show what they have learned about the life cycle of an apple. The main pages of the booklet describe the stages in the life cycle of a apple from seed to harvest.
All pages, and the booklet cover and inserts, are created in black and white so your students can color the graphics, backgrounds and frames.
This item is best suited for second grade and third grade students. First grade learners may need help with reading the text and assembly of the booklet especially if used at the start of the school year.
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The content has been simplified and is best intended to be a supplement to your plant life cycles lessons and apple unit. This item is best suited for second grade and third grade students. Younger children may need some assistance with reading the text and assembling the project.
Here's what's included:
Step by step teacher notes and directions for assembly and printing (with photos)
4 frames for the main pages of the booklet describing the stages:
~seedling/ apple tree
1 cover frame
1 back cover for student name
2 cloud frames for flaps
2 rectangular apple fact frames
4 pull-out fact cards
2 pull-out fill in the blank pages
2 word bank pages
Notes to request parent donations of brown bags
*As with any file that includes graphics, it is recommended that best print quality settings are used for your master copy. This will ensure the greatest clarity when copying.
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