Saturday, September 29, 2012

Applesauce and Literacy Stations!

This week we concluded our Apple unit by making homemade applesauce.  Thank you to everyone who sent in items for this project!  We greatly appreciate it!  

First, we had to peel and slice all the apples.  We used this awesome three in one peeler from pampered chef.  It peeled, sliced, and cored the apples.  

We put the apples in the crockpot and added cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice.  

We cooked our apples on high all day. Our classroom smelled so good!  

By 1:00, our applesauce was ready for a taste test!  It was a big hit!  There wasn't a drop left! Most everyone had seconds and some even asked for "one hundredths"!  Ha! 

This week we also finished exploring our different literacy stations.  We did two rotations on Wednesday and Thursday.  I base my literacy stations off of Debbie Dillers book "Literacy Work Stations".  In our class, we have seven different stations around our room.  In each station, the kids have a "job".  Once they are done with their job they have an "I can" list of activities they can choose from.  We generated these lists together as a class.  They did a great job of staying on task our first day of stations!  When we come back from break, I will begin pulling guided reading groups while the kids are in their stations.  Here are some pictures from stations this week.  

As you all know, we filled up our warm fuzzy compliment jar!  They kids chose a pajama day as their reward.  I also brought in some popcorn and Avery L.'s mom brought in some juice and rice krispies.  We watched the magic school bus as we snacked.  Is was the perfect end to our first nine weeks!  I can't believe we are a quarter of the way through the school year already!  It has been a wonderful nine weeks and I look forward to the next!  I hope you all have a safe and fun fall break.  See you in three weeks!  :)  

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