Friday, November 7, 2014

Five In A Row: How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World

This week we got to read one of my favorite FIAR books, How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World.  Thankfully the kids enjoy this one too :)  It's a story about how you make an apple pie...if the market is closed!

Some highlights of the week include:

We talked about apples and their different parts as well as how an apple grows (the tree starts as a seed, etc.).
 Talking over the parts of an apple...
 How the apple grows!

We also made a little passport and found each of the countries mentioned in the book on our world map.
 Going over the different things that went in our passports...the ingredient that came from that county, it's flag and a small map of that country...

We also did all our normal worksheets including Math, Spelling/Grammar and Handwriting each day.

 He's getting much better at writing!!

And how could we not make an Apple pie?  Thanks to my amazing friend, A., we had a great recipe and the kids really enjoyed peeling the apples, mixing in the cinnamon and sugar and cutting out the pie crust shapes on top.  Mom even made some homemade vanilla ice cream to go with it!

 Both kids enjoyed using the apple peeler...

 Gettin' silly with the skins!

 Cutting out dough shapes for the top of the pie...

 Applying said shapes to the top of pie...

 Ready to go in the oven!!!

So, we had another fun week of learning here at Crestwood Oaks.  Stay tuned for what we're reading next week!!
Our books for the week were a bit sparse because Mom admittedly reserved them late from the library...

Resources and printables I used for How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World can be found at:
My Five In A Row Pinterest Board

Go Along Books we used for How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World (* indicate ones we especially liked):
*The Value of Adventure, The Story of Sacagawea by Ann D. Johnson
*The Seasons of An Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
*Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington (we checked out a bilingual version!)
*The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
*Children Just Like Me by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley
*Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

 Our story disc ended up in Vermont, where they get the apples from and the last stop in the book...

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