- peanut butter
- miniature marshmallows
- licorice or fruit twists
Apple Lady Bugs
- Cut an apple in half. Use 1⁄2 of the apple for the body.
peanut butter on apple skin, and place raisins on peanut butter
dots for lady bug spots.
- Use a marshmallow on a toothpick for
- Use pieces of licorice twist for antennas.
Use five descriptive words to describe your ladybug. Use
these adjectives in sentences. Underline the adjectives. Ex:
My bright red ladybug snack is juicy. Use
a search engine to look up "ladybugs" on the internet. Summarize
what you learned.
P.A.S.S. Writing— Grade 1: 3.1e. Grade 2: 3.1g. Grade 3: 3.1i.
Grade 4: 3.1h
- 4 apples
- 1 T lemon juice
- 3 T water
- sturdy thread or twine
- Peel, core and slice the apples into rings about 1/8 inch thick.
the lemon juice and water in a shallow dish.
- Dip each ring into
the mixture, then pat dry with a paper towel.
- String the fruit
through the center of each ring.
- Hang in a dry warm place. The
rings will take 1-2 weeks to dry.
To expedite the process, dry
the apples in a warm oven.
- Instead of stringing the rings, place them on a wire cooling
rack that rests on a baking tray.
- Put the tray in a 150 degree oven.
- Allow the rings to dry for
about four hours, turning once midway through.
- When the rings
have no moisture left, remove them from the oven.
- Eat, or cool
before placing them in small bags.
- The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian
and the Black Sea.
- Charred apples have been found in prehistoric
dwellings in Switzerland. Apples were the favorite fruit of
ancient Greeks and Romans.
- In the US, the Pilgrims planted the
first apple trees - in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In colonial
time apples were called "winter banana" or "melt-in-the-mouth."
Pippin apples were the first apples exported from America
in 1768, some were sent to Benjamin Franklin in London. One
of George Washington's hobbies was pruning his apple trees.
is the science of apple growing. The apple is a member of
the rose family.
- The top apple-producing states are Washington,
New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The average size of an apple orchard in the US is 50 acres.
world's top apple producers are China, the US, Turkey, Poland
- Apple trees take four to five years to produce
their first fruit. Most apples are still picked by hand in
- Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20
boxes that weigh 42 pounds each. The largest apple picked
weighed three pounds.
- Some apple trees will grown over 40 feet
high and live over 100 years.
- It takes the energy from 50
leaves to produce one apple.
- Apples are fat-, sodium-, and cholesterol-free and are a
great source of pectin, a fiber. A medium apples is about 80
calories and has five grams of fiber.
- Americans eat 19.6 pounds
or about 65 fresh apples every year. Europeans eat about
46 pounds of apples annually.
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