Sunday, September 20, 2015

Johnny Appleseed: Resource links and a Freebie!

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed's birthday and in first grade we celebrate him and apples during this week! I wanted to share with you some of my favorite resources I like to use.
This is a lovely reading of a picture book about Johnny Appleseed. Click the picture above to go to the link.

I created this free resource that is great to use at this time of the year. This is an interactive notebook page that after it is put together it is then used over and over to make math stories about the different ways to see apples inside and outside of a basket! It's like a built-in math center for addition and subtraction math stories! This activity lends itself to critical and creative thinking and builds problem solving skills. Your students will love not only the continued interaction but creating their own manipulatives with ownership over coloring and pasting it altogether! Click the pictures to go to the free download. 
"Ten apples outside and none inside makes 10+0=0."
"There are ten apples all together. Some are inside and 8 are outside the basket. 10-8=2 inside."

Follow my Johnny Appleseed Pinterest board for more fun activities! Click below.

Do you have any fun activities you do to celebrate apples and/or Johnny Appleseed? I'd love to hear about them and so would others so leave your comments below.

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