28 October 2013

Fall Fun

This post it a little bit of this and that from the last few weeks.   A few weeks ago we learned about Johnny Appleseed.  First grade does a great job of teaching our little ones about John Chapman, but we couldn't help but do a few cute Johnny Appleseed activities in second grade also.  We used this adorable apple writing paper to write facts about Johnny Appleseed. You can get this apple paper and so many other cute Johnny Appleseed writing papers from Dina at the Constant Kindergartener.  I simply added his name to the leaf and numbered the lines.


We also made crock pot applesauce, and they used the template below to write a How-To.  You can get the template I used below.  There are enough spaces for 7 steps.  I used Cara Carroll's Recipe and my kiddos LOVED it!

Then we had to follow up with a giant apple diagram.  I had seen these all over Pinterest and just had to have one!   I believe the original idea came from What the Teacher Wants!  Check it out here.  You can get the giant labels I used below:

 We also made scarecrows.  I love making scarecrows, they always come out super cute.  This year, I decided to create my own pattern that you can grab for free below. We read a passage from abcteach about scarecrows, and then they wrote 3 facts that they added to their schema on the schema template.  If you do a google search for abcteach scarecrow passage, it comes up as a freebie.

Click the image above to get the scarecrow freebie.

It's hard to believe that Halloween is just a few days away! Yikes...where has the year gone?
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Here is a quick picture of our Frankenstein door for Red Ribbon Week.  My 2nd graders are super proud of it.  Our campus is holding a door contest this Thursday, so here is a peek at mine:

The super cute Frankensteins and Brides of Frankenstein are a craftivity by A Cupcake for the Teacher.  I have a monster themed classroom, so our door theme just had to be monsters!

1 comment:

  1. Crockpot applesauce! What a fun idea-see those are the kinds of things I would never think of on my own. Thank you for sharing!