Monday, March 16, 2009

Homeschooling Theme: How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World (Part 1)

After my boys completed the Blueberries for Sal lapbooks in January, we moved on to create our fifth lapbook. For that, I chose this wonderful book - How to Make An Apple Pie and See The World by Marjorie Priceman as the homeschooling theme which we worked on through February and part of March.

This is such a fun book to read with my boys. Because of the content, I worked primarily with my 4yo for this theme though the 2yo was also involved in some activities.

Part of what we did for this homeschooling theme are as follows: 

1. Paint an apple tree using fingers. 

2. Music & Movement - The Apple Tree and I'm A Little Apple.

3. Poetry and Proverbs about Apples. 

4. Vocabulary activities to encourage brainstorming of words to describe apples and things associated to apples. Even my 2yo could contribute lots of words from 'munchy, crunchy, heart-shaped etc'. 

5. Apple variety hunting - we looked at the varieties of apples, discuss differences in appearances, taste tests etc. 

6. Parts of an apple - stem, fruit, seed, leaf, flesh. 

7. Math - Learn about cross-section of apple and fractions (also see How To Make An Apple Pie and Do Some Math)

8. Apple Pattern Game - a PreMath activity.

9. Apple Basket Activity - 4yo cut out printed apple shapes (practise scissors usage and cutting circles), colour, count and paste

10. Memory and Writing Activity - 4yo got to retell the whole story (without the book) using flash cards and then write the story in correct sequence.

11. Uses of apples in cooking - apple pie, apple cake, apple juice, waldorf salad (uses apples) and products like apple cider, apple vinegar, apple flavoured tea etc..

12. Learn More About Other Ingredients - taste/feel cinnamon stick and powder, uses of sugar and salt and where do each ingredient come from etc.. 

Above covers only half of what we have done for this homeschooling theme.

Read the next post which includes all the more challenging activities, more photos of the process and also the very detailed lapbook that we have made. 


Anonymous said...

Amazing efforts, am sure the kids has lots of fun learning :)

Domesticgoddess said...

Hmm.. there are some activities which are really enjoyable and others a bit of chore for them and me.

But it helps that my 4yo is really into Geography and Science and both boys enjoy Language Arts a lot. :)

Tiffany said...

Hi, I was recommended by friends who rave about your lapbooking classes. After spending hours reading your entries, I am very impressed. Your blog is so FULL of wonderful inspirations, thank you for sharing your ideas and what you children have done.

I am a big fan of lapbooking and have made a few simple lapbooks with my 4 and 7 years old. Though we had lots of fun, it was really tedious for me to keep up the efforts after our second lapbook. By the time we finished our third, I conceded defeat!

We all need inspirations like your blog and yourself to keep us going. Thank you.

Rachat de credit said...

Thanks it has been a good guide, now to make an apple pie and see the world is without a doubt easy by using your information. Thanks


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