Friday, March 20, 2015

FIAR - How To Make An Apple Pie And See The World

How To Make An Apple Pie And See The World is now one of our favorite and most involved FIAR books we've done. We had a ton of activities that really got the kids involved in the book, especially Ezra. Now that he's learning to read and do basic math, he was able to do a number of activities that he hadn't been able to do in the past.

 He did things like counting the seeds in apples, finishing patterns, circling the right number of vehicles on a card and the life cycle of an apple. 
Gabe was not exactly idle either. 
He did a huge math sorting puzzle that involved adding up numbers to put them in the right baskets. 
 He sorted a huge pile of apples into odd and even trees.
 He even made butter! :)

 It was yummy on some freshly baked rolls.

 Everyone got to play with cool sensory box that had little representations of items from the book.

Together the boys played a game making silly sentences. They would roll three dice that each had a different category of words on them (noun, verb and adjective) and then they'd make up a silly sentence. It was my job to attempt to illustrate it. :)

Finally, all the kids together made a fantastic apple pie!

Because of the late hour, they didn't get to eat it that night, so...

Who says you can't have apple pie and ice cream for breakfast?

This book also just happens to be the last one we're doing from the FIAR Volume 1. It's been such a fun time doing all the books and seeing them all over our big wall map. If you look closely, you'll see the apples that mark the places from this book where all the ingredients were gathered. :)

There is another book that is similar that we look forward to doing down the road when it fits our history studies.

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