Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ten Apples Up On Top

This is a silly activity I actually left for my students to do with a substitute while my team met with Jan Richardson *GULP* but they came out so sweet I had to share. More on Jan later...

After reading Ten Apples Up On Top, the kids practiced writing ordinal numbers on pictures from the story (sorry no pics of that) and then they drew a picture of themselves doing a favorite activity with "ten apples up on top." Here are a few examples:

This is one of my favorites :)

"I can hang out with my teacher with ten apples on my head."  :P


  1. Hi Mrs. Moler,

    I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Elementary Education. I came across your blog through Pinterest. I have really loved looking through all of your posts. For one of my courses this semester, I am gathering research about different ways that teachers are using blogs for education purposes. If you wouldn't mind answering a couple of questions that I can add to my data collection, I would really appreciate it. You can email them to me at Thanks!

    1. Why did you create your blog?
    2. What do you feel are the benefits of blogging as a teacher?
    3. What do other teachers think of your blog?
    4. Do the parents of your students visit your blog?
    5. How much time do you have to spend to keep your blog up to date?

    Thank you so much for your time!

    Allison Crowson
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, Florida

  2. I remember teaching this to my first graders. I did this activity each year in first (3 years) One of my favorite books :)