Shared Reading: My Apple Tree

We have been exploring the concept of change and more importantly we have been learning that when things change in our environment it usually affects us so we have to change too! For instance as the seasons change we may need to change how we dress or we may even need to change some of the fun activities that we do outside! This poem we have been reading for shared reading is about the effect changing seasons has on an apple tree.

Click the title to open a link to our poem.

My Apple Tree

We will do the following activities with the poem:
– We will talk about the meanings and use “Google Images” to gain a better understanding of the  words bare and blossoms.

-We will discuss that it is important to think while you read so that you understand what you are reading. The children will use evidence from the text to draw the tree they read about in four different seasons.
-We will discuss poetry and rhyming words.
-We will look at different trees and see how the life cycles compare to the apple tree.
-We will find “Chunks” in the words to help us read them: ch/ing/all//er/br/st/gr/tr/sn 

Our Word Family this week is the -ed Family. 


Watch this apple video with your child and talk about the new vocabulary introduced. (click the bolded words above)

Here is a video about the seasons.

Here is a video that shows a group of trees through all four seasons.


While learning about what a group is and talking about the importance of following the group plan at school we read a book called Fishes by Brian Wildsmith. In this book we learned all kinds of different words to describe groups of ocean animals! Some of the words were new to me too! We also watched these videos below to learn words that are used to describe groups of animals!