How to cut an apple the easy way and an Apple Jacks Math freebie!

How to cut an apple the safe and easy way- Teacher to the Core

Oh how I love apple season! In first grade we do an entire apple day! You name it we do it! We make Apple sauce, do apple math, and of course apple tasting and graphing. I wanted to tell you how I slice apples since apparently I am a freak and cut apples differently than any of the room moms had ever seen before. I call it Apple Cheeks and it is the easiest and safest way to cut an apple! I hope this makes your apple tasting a little easier!

How to cut an apple the safe and easy way- Teacher to the Core

I love how the kids can stack their apples in their hands and really see the peels. I bring my big old knife to school in the bottom of a water bottle. The top wont fit on it , so I wrap it in cling film. The cling film keeps the knife in even when tipped upside-down and keeps the knife clean.

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All of this keeps me from getting cut and gets my knife home and back without damage to my purse or the knife.

This year I added Apple Jacks Math. I found this pin on pinterest and KNEW I had to do it! You can find the blog post written {here} from All Things Kids .com   This is a sweet blog and I found lots of fun ideas for my little man and my firsties alike!

Counting with Apple Cereal

I typed up a quick little set of apples. I could not decide if I wanted to do adding or even and odd. I ended up doing both over two days!


I need 1 box of Apple Jacks  for a each assignment. This year I have 24 kids. Each child also got to eat a BIG handful to eat on the way to recess. I plopped 2 plates in the center of each group. One plate of glue and one plate of Apple Jacks. They had an amazing time!


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If you are looking for some great September Freebies, click the picture below! Lots of my friends have joined together to bring you some amazing goodies!!!


Happy Fall Ya’ll !!!! I love this time of year!