Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ten Apples Up On Top!

"Look! Ten apples up on top! We are not going to let them drop!"
(Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo LeSieg)
 
Could you do it? Could you balance ten apples on your head and then jump rope or roller skate or hop and drink milk at the same time? We gave it our best try today!
Before the children experimented with the apples, we asked "How many apples do you think you can balance on your head?" The answers ranged from 0 to 100. One child said, "I think zero because the apple is round and my head is round and I don't think it will stay up there." Love that higher level thinking!!

The most we could do was two apples up on top! And we are not ashamed to say that we let A LOT of them drop!





















After reading, children were to pick their most favorite character out of the three major characters and tell why it was their favorite. Here are a few of their responses:


 
 How many apples do you think you could balance up on top?
Could you do any fancy tricks while you are doing it?


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