Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I try to stay away from themes that aren't really relevant to the experiences of four year olds that are growing up in hot and humid southwest Florida. That being said, we do explore apples every fall. Even though we don't grow apples here and can't go to the orchard, apples are still "in season" at our local grocery stores. Today we cut open some apples and explored them with our 5 senses. We talked about what we call the different parts of the apple (core, seeds, flesh . . .) and we also discovered the "star" surprise inside when you cut an apple horizontally. Then we put all of those apple halves to good use making apple prints. I also found some large green, red, and yellow apples in an old Mailbox magazine and after laminating them they made good sorting bases to be used with stickers. Because they were laminated we can re-use them.