Last week I actually correlated math and ELA into an apple unit. We read "Up, Up, Up It's Apple Picking Time" in ELA and discussed it to pieces. I don't think I've ever gone into as much depth as this. Trying to get ready for Common Core for next year.
In Math we read "Ten Apples up on Top". As I read I stacked these little shot cups on a stool by me without saying much about them. It got very quiet as I got to the end of the story. Would the cups fall?
By Friday we were ready for some fun. I divided them up into groups and let them try to stack the cups on a group members head. How many could we get up there? They loved this. One group actually got 5 up on top without holding them, but I could get to them for a pic before they fell.
We also tasted 3 varieties of apples. A,green, Granny Smith, a yellow, Golden delicious and a red, Red delicious. A lot to discuss there. Finally we graphed our favorite. Golden delicious won this time.