Everything Apples (Math and ELA Centers, Read Alouds and More)

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Every September (Back to School time), I use the theme of apples for my center/games/etc, usually around “Johnny Appleseed Day”. Do you like the idea of using real pictures for the non-fiction things you teach to your children? That is why I created this unit so that I can have “everything apples”, from our shared reading, our emergent readers, ELA centers and math centers! It uses real pictures for the vocabulary cards, Write the Room and Non-Fiction read-aloud "All About Apples".

In this packet you will find the following:

-“Write the Room” vocabulary (using real photos) and response sheet
-a “Read Aloud” Non-Fiction book (also using real pictures)
-discussion/comprehension cards for “Read Aloud” story
-vocabulary cards (with real photos) for pocket chart/word wall
-“Apple Life Cycle” Poster in color and B&W, one set with the stages and one without for students to label
-“Let’s Label an Apple” Poster and one B&W student copy without the labels for them to complete
-2 class surveys/charts (one “favorite color of apple” and one “Favorite Apple product” ) and response sheets for each survey
-an “Apple Study” sheet to use for “observing your apple activity
-2 Emergent Readers (one with predictable text sight words and one about Johnny Apple seed)
-“I Have, Who Has?” lowercase letters
-“I Have, Who Has?” uppercase letters
-“Quiz, Quiz, Trade” cards for uppercase, lowercase letters and beginning sounds (and directions for activity)
-28 playdough mats (upper and lowercase letters and a few blanks for name practice) ,a recipe for apple- cinnamon playdough, a response sheet and an “I Can” Center Poster
-Write and Wipe Alphabet Center card, response sheet and “I Can” poster
- beginning sound clip cards, student response sheet and “I Can…” poster
-“Mixed Up Apple Sentences” (with predictable/easy sight words), response sheet and an “I Can” poster.
-letter sequencing cards, alphabet strips, letter cards for finishing the sequence and response sheet and “I Can” Poster
-“Help Johnny Sort his Apples”-upper and lowercase letter sorting mats, response sheet, and “I Can” poster
-Roll, Say, Keep games- uppercase letters, lowercase letters, beginning sound, CVC word cards included (that is 4 different “skills” to use with one game!!!) and response sheet
-“Help Johnny find his wormy Friends” Pocket chart game (full group, small group or center activity matching letter to picture with beginning sound), student response and I can poster included
-Matching upper to lowercase letters pocket chart activity, response sheet and I can poster
-ABC order activity-put the apples in ABC order (upper and lowercase included) and response sheet
-“5 Little Apples”- Read Aloud
-“Count the Room” and response sheet
-“Count the Room-How many More Make 10?” and response sheet
-“Shake and Spill” game (decomposing numbers) and response sheet
-Sorting apples by different attributes: mats, apples, and response sheet
- 1-10 -number playdough mats and response sheets
-“Ten Apples on Top” Counting mats to use with playdough or use the included apples
-5 Count and Graph pages and response sheet
-Number memory game
-Matching set to number pocket chart activity
-Number tracing cards and response sheet
-Pattern cards (extending the pattern)
-5 Roll and cover games, with covers and response sheet

It is common core aligned and covers these standards:

SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
LK.2 I can write a letter for most consonant sounds.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K.2 I can isolate and pronounce beginning and ending sounds in CVC words.
K.CC,1 I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC,3/K.CC.4 I can write my numbers and write the number that stands for a given set.
K.CC.5 I can tell “how many?”
K.MD.2. I can compare objects by certain attribute and describe the difference.
K,MD.3 I can sort objects by different attributes.
KOA.4 I can find how many more to make 10.

This is a huge unit that covers full group games/activities, small group game/activities, ELA centers and Math centers with “everything apples”! It also uses real pictures for the read aloud and vocabulary portion.

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Everything Apples (Math and ELA Centers, Read Alouds and More)
Everything Apples (Math and ELA Centers, Read Alouds and More)
Everything Apples (Math and ELA Centers, Read Alouds and More)
Everything Apples (Math and ELA Centers, Read Alouds and More)