Working together to create our friendship apple tree

In my previous post, I shared our sticky apple table and mentioned that each child selected a few apples from the sticky table to add to our friendship apple tree…

While the sticky table apples were happening at one table, the children were also painting our friendship tree at another table…

Mrs. Courtney mixed a little glue in the green paint so the apples would stick to the tree when we were ready…

The children worked together to paint both the top of the tree and the tree trunk. They used a small scraper to add a texture to our tree trunk as well…

We also added each child’s name to the apples so that every child would have their very own apple on the tree…

Because there was glue in the paint, the children were able to add their apple, stem and leaf to the tree before the paint dried and then we set the tree top and trunk aside to dry…

And once the apple tree was completely dry, we displayed it on the wall for all the children to see their names and to help us remember that we are part of a community…

 

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By |2012-09-15T18:00:59+00:00September 15th, 2012|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. rachael September 16, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Great idea. This will go along with our PYP “Belonging Unit’ and I have a thing about constructing trees with the kids.

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