We’ve been doing some apple-themed activities this week, in celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. There are a gobzillion cutie activities about apples out there right now, including Cara’s, Rachelle’s, and Leslie Ann’s (those caramel apples are to die for!!!). Our focus in Treasures this week is main idea and details, so after we read Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg, we identified the main idea and the students provided me with the details. Then, the kiddos made a mini-Johnny that included the main idea and one supporting detail. Of course, they all chose either “He loved animals” or “He loved apples” as their detail! If you’d like the templates for this activity, click HERE. We also sorted our spelling words with the activity below, and then made an “apple monster,” as my kiddos call it. The activity is adaptable for any spelling list, or could be supplemented to review previous spelling patterns. We’re working on short /o/o this week, so I had the kids write –op, –ot, and –og in each of the baskets. Then, I gave them a little formative assessment and had them write the spelling words in the apple cut-outs as I dictated them. Finally, they sorted them according to rime. Click the picture below to download the activity and the templates for the apple monster 🙂 Amen that tomorrow is Thursday! That means that 48 hours from now it’ll be Friday. And, oh my how I need a weekend!!!!! Have an apple-solutely great day ;) I couldn’t resist!