Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World!

This week we began our journey around the world to make an apple pie! A perennial favorite we last rowed this when R7 was in kindergarten. This humorous story involves a little girl traveling the world to get the items she needs for her pie because the "market is closed".

The list of go alongs which we began enjoying last night before bed include the following:

How Do Apples Grow by Betsy Maestro

Cilfford's First Autumn by Norman Bridwell

When Autumn Comes by Robert Maasse

A Day at the Apple Orchard by Megan Faulkner

Autumn: Discovering the Seasons by Louis Santrey

Poppleton in the Fall by Cynthia Rylant

It's Fall by Linda Glaser

Magic School Bus reader The Wild Leaf Ride by Judith Stamper

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

In the Woods: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George

We started off with a bang yesterday when we visited a local farm to take a hayride and enjoy some fresh apples from the orchard. the unseasonably warm, unstable weather mean we could not finish picking and we'll have to go back for more apples and our big pumpkin. We did enjoy the ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out our small pumpkins. I-5 really insisted on leaving and since you can't easily pick lots of apples with a fussing, very persistent child we left after purchasing a few. Just after we arrived home the sky opened up and we got hammered. Thank heavens he was insistent or I bet we'd have been caught in the orchard in the pouring rain and lightening!


Christy said...

We LOVE LOVE LOVE this book too and read it every fall. We took a trip to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and it was SO HOT! Didn't feel like fall at all. Glad your little guy had the intuition that y'all needed to get out of there. LOL!

Have a wonderfully blessed day friend!

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing that great fall book list! I wasn't planning on rowing Apple Pie this year (we lightly rowed it last year), but a trip to the apple orchard sure sounds like fun! Hope you all enjoy your week.