This is apple week in kindergarten, and tomorrow we are going to the apple orchard for our first field trip. The children brought in all kinds of apples, and they have described and compared them this week. Today we did a taste test to see which kind of apples were the most popular. The winner was the green Granny Smith apple, but yellow and red were close behind. Mrs. Austin used some of the apples to make applesauce in the crock pot -- it was very yummy. She brought her cool apple peeler to speed up the peeling process.
The other new activity this week is learning to read with a partner. It was amazing to see them sitting in pairs, engrossed in their books. After reading back to back for about 10 minutes, they turned side to side to share books. I want them all to be book lovers, and they are on the way.