Fun Friday – Apple Day

Fun Friday – Apple Day with G6/7 Learning Buddies


This past week we have been using apples as a learning tool. Our poem of the week was “I’m a Little Apple”. We made patterns and prints with apples. One of our curious kinders brought in a crab apple that they found near their Judo class. We cut it apart, investigated with a magnifying glass, asked questions, and asked deeper questions. Later, we planted crab apple seeds, apple seeds from lunches, and then any seed we found outside and in our lunches. We wrote what we wondered and what we learned. We are waiting to see what happens with our seeds…

Since Friday was approaching, it was clear to Mrs. Johnston and I that a Fun Friday – Apple Day was in order. Our Learning Buddies were scheduled for Friday so we asked if they would facilitate the learning and exploring of our Apple Day. They were given direction and freedom and excelled at their supportive role. Mr. Felhaber, Mrs. Johnston and I heard compassion and care from the Learning Buddies over and over again. One student said, “I’m just so proud of her. She is really trying to do it. She is also trying to copy what I’m saying. I’m just so proud of her.” Another said, “Did you he what _____ said? He wants to do this activity now. Let’s do what he wants to do.” Another said, “All he wants to do right now is Apple Bowling”. I replied that it’s ok to stay at Apply Bowling, let’s see what kind of learning we can help him with there. The student replied, “I know! I love bowling too!” Our kinders were surrounded by care and positivity. 

Apple Core Art with seeds
Sponge paint trees with cork print apples
Apple Boats
Apple Cider Volcanoes which the Learning Buddies also got a lot out of. They also recorded what the kinders saw, thought, and wondered. 
Apple taste test and survey
Apple Bowling(there are numbers on the bowling pins)
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” 
― Marvin J. Ashton

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