Sept. 28, 2011: Autumn Apples
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1. Draw a large apple on a piece of paper. Paste newspaper words that describe apples on your drawing.
2. Look in the newspaper ads/food sections. Circle different apple names. Put a star by the apple you like best.
3. List foods from the newspaper that could be mixed with apples to make a new dish.
4. How are these important to apples: (a) cuticular wax, (b) pollination, and (c) cold storage?
5. Ask people to identify sayings, or idioms, that use the word “apple.” Then research more idioms. Write a story using several apple idioms.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standards:
- Students understand the characteristics and life cycles of organisms. (Science: Life Science)
- Students demonstrate an interest and appreciation for a variety of foods. (Nutrition)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)