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Letter of the Week Book List – A is for Apple

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Today I am beginning my Letter of the Week Book List Series with A is for Apple. If this series goes over well and is something you want me to continue, I hope to cover a letter a week for the next 25 weeks.

If you are not familiar with the Letter of the Week curriculum you can check out how we used it for Preschool.

When my kids were in the younger grades, I loved trying to work all kinds of subjects into our letter of the week program.  Here I get to share with you all the wonderful resources we have loved and some fun new ones too.  I will try to cover as many subjects as I can for each letter.

Now lets jump into all the fun books I have picked out for you!

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World – This is a delightful story of how a little girl travels the world looking for ingredients to make her apple pie.

Apples by Gail Gibbons – All about apples, from pollination to picking and eating. It also tells a little history on how we got our apple trees.

Apples for Everyone – This book is similar to the one above with the history, but contains lots of beautiful photographs to go along with it.

How do Apples Grow? – This is one of my favorite science book series.  Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit–ready for you to pick!

Ten Apples up on Top! – My kids loved these Dr. Seuss books and my 9 year old still does. Use this book to teach counting to 10 and identifying number words one through ten.

Apple Fractions – Learn how to divide apples into halves, thirds, fourths, and more. You will also learn about varieties of apples. When we read this book I bought a bunch of different kinds of apples for my kids to try and cut them into fractions.  We also dried and planted the seeds and learned about growing seeds.

If you want to learn more about seeds, here are some more book recommendations for you below.

Oh Say Can You Seed? – This is our very favorite science book series.  The Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and
seed dispersal.

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons – Learn how seeds are formed and grow into plants and the parts of a flower.

How a Seed Grows – This book shows you how little seeds become the plants and trees that surround us.

Adam & Eve’s 1 2 3’s – This a cute little book to add Bible and more counting into your curriculum.

A is for Adam – This is another great book to add some Bible learning in. With this book, and its easy rhyming verses, you can teach your child the timeline of history, beginning with Creation and ending with the new Heavens and new Earth.

Or you can simply read the story of Adam and Eve from a storybook Bible like the Jesus Storybook Bible or 5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories.

Johnny Appleseed – Add a little more history with the story of Johnny Appleseed!

If you would like to add art into your lessons, I have created a Kids Apple Crafts Board on Pinterest.  You can also take a field trip to go apple picking.

I hope you have enjoyed this list as much as I did creating it. If you have other suggestion for this study please share them in the comments below!


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