Fall can be so much fun! There are many ways to celebrate this season with your class. I LOVE taking my class apple picking this time of year (and picking up fresh apple butter, and cider while I’m there). Fall and apples go hand in hand together. Here are some of the ways we celebrate them both in my classroom.
Preparing for Apple Picking
Before we go apple picking, we do so many things related to fall and apples in the classroom. We study how apples grow, we incorporate apples into our math lessons, and we read and learn about Johnny Appleseed. Students really enjoy learning about the real John Chapman, and how he helped create the many apple orchards our country has today. These are some of the cute pop up books my students created as part of our Johnny Appleseed lesson!
Taking my class apple picking after studying all things apple is the best. Honestly, what is it about fall and apples? Every year I think I have as much fun at the apple orchard as my students do! I love the beautiful trees, the fresh air, and beautiful fall days (although it’s not always a beautiful day). The important part is that my students get to enjoy nature, and bring apples home which they can eat throughout the season. It is a great first field trip of the school year.
Students are often able to pick out a pumpkin while there as well. They are always excited to bring their pumpkins home with them!
Whatever activities you decide to do with your class this fall, have fun and enjoy the season!
For more fun fall ideas, check out how we celebrate Native American Heritage month. You can also check out the blogs below.
Deann MarinOctober 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm
I so enjoyed reading your post about fall. So true! Loved your flip board.
Kathie @Tried and True Teaching ToolsOctober 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm
How wonderful that your class gets to pick apples and pumpkins! (It's still over 100 here in southern California & I'd LOVE to experience fall!!) I love the pop-ups; great bulletin board display!
MooreResourcesOctober 13, 2015 at 8:26 pm
I loved the article and how you incorporate so much about apples and fall. The pop-up books are amazing!
Mary Pat MahoneyOctober 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm
I love apple picking as well! The pop up book is fun!