Classroom Freebies

Susan Berkowitz’s Yummy Free Apple Pie Sequencing for Fall

When I was living in New England, we knew that the apples weren’t at their best until after the first cold snap.  I loved going to the farm stands for fresh crisp apples.  My mother would made applesauce and apple pies and apple cake.  And, of course, we just ate some down to the core.

Cooking is all about sequencing.  Ingredients in many recipes need to go into the mix in a specific order.  Reading recipes requires understanding of those crucial transition words; before, after, at the same time as, etc.  
Listening to adults as we talk through sequences is also an important part of language development.  One of the best times for kids to learn language is through the repetition that comes with daily routines.
It’s no surprise, then, why many special education classes and some speech therapy sessions involve cooking of some sort (often without the dangerous hot stove or oven).
In the book, “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World,” the author takes us on a journey around the globe (all within minutes, of course), while picking up the necessary ingredients straight from their source.  In my resource that is a companion to that book, I have vocabulary, sequencing, and more language-based tasks.
But I thought I would give you a free sample in the form of this Apple Pie Sequencing activity.  And if you’re in New England, have a nice of hot mug of apple cider for me this winter!

Keep on talking!