Saturday, July 11, 2009

How To Make Apple Pie and See The World

Last winter I taught a week-long class for 1st &2nd graders entitled, "How To Make Apple Pie and See The World" (title taken from this book) at Mt. Vernon Community School in Alexandria, VA. We sewed oven mitts, made baker's hats with apple prints, read about life cycles of apples and dairy, illustrated a family food tradition, learned pie fractions, and of course, made and ate a delicious apple pie. We also wrote our very own pie song. Here's the song the class composed, accompanied by a picture of our pie:


Two of the students were so excited by our pie melody that they wrote an additional song, inspired by Neil Young's "Love Is A Rose," which they knew from a children's cover album. Here's their version:

Let's bake a pie right now.


ACHG said...

LOVE THIS. What a cool class!

Anonymous said...

awwwwww. don't you want to come back and teach another January intersession? doesn't carolina have the first week in january off?

JAZ.ED said...

I am so glad the Christmas book I gave you was put to good use. I will keep an eye out for other pie books. You could start a pie store, a pie museum, or an internet business selling pie stuff. Sorry, I got over excited.

JAZ.ED said...

Indiana kids could use a little culture, too. You would just love my new crop of students.

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