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2nd Annual Apple Day (Happy Fall!)

September 23, 2010

Today is the first day of Fall.  That’s what the calendar tells us, even if the thermometer disagrees.  And since our homeschool group loves to celebrate anything, we welcomed Fall with our Second Annual Apple Day.

Everyone brought an apple-based food to share, and a craft.  Everyone except me – I couldn’t get me act together enough to crank out a craft, but my sweet friends were most understanding (Thanks, girls!).

To summarize, it was a blast.

To give the long version, here’s a quick breakdown of the day:

The kids played, then we ate lunch.

Apple chips, apple kielbasa, apple sauce, apple roll-ups, apple butter and apple jelly and, of course, apple juice.

Lunch was a hit.

The kids played some more, then we did crafts.

Adorable Bookworm Bookmarks

Adorable Bookworm Bookmarks

 

Our oldest homeschooler and Room Mother Apparent, made little fall scented potpourri kits for the younger ones to assemble.

Paint and apples to cut up for use as stamps. Shane took his apple stamping very seriously.

We were one smock short. Eric didn't mind.

Artists at work

The kids played some more, and we did an apple taste test.

The kids really enjoyed voting for their favorite apple. The democratic process has never been so tasty. (Which apple won?)

Finally, each child gave a show-and-tell presentation on the topic or item of their choice.

Landmark flash cards; the letter "C"; Rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Under Sea Picture; "Little Flowers" group; special book; a special doll; giant maraca; Impressive gymnastic ability; hockey gear.

I think the consensus is unanimous:  We’re all looking forward to the Third Annual Apple Day.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Katrina permalink
    September 23, 2010 10:48 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful way to capture the fun of Apple Day. Looking forward to our next activity together.

  2. September 23, 2010 4:57 pm

    Love love love it! You really took some great pictures. It was a great day, wasn’t it? I am so blessed to be part of such a wonderful group…

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