Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Homemade Applesauce + Procedural Writing = Tasty and Educational

My most favorite fall-themed activity to do with my class is to make crock-pot applesauce!  I know many teachers do this with their students, but if you've yet to try it, I highly recommend it!  I found the best recipe online last year and have typed it into a document for the kids to take home.  Click below for a copy!

The Red Hots are what really make it!  (You can't get too many in.)   :)

Before making the applesauce, I introduce procedural writing to the class.  The next day, the kids gather around as we follow the recipe and we discuss each step as we go.  Once we've finished, I have them use the Procedural Paragraph Frame from Mrs. Bainbridge's class site to plan their writing.  After proofreading, they write their final copies on the apple paper below.  (Click for download.)

 Enjoy!  :o)


  1. Hi! I love your blog! I was wondering what the name of the font is that you use in most of your printables. Specifically, the font on the "today's schedule" labels ?


    1. Thank you! The font is "Smiley Monster".

  2. I love this and can't wait to incorporate it in our How-To unit. Thanks for sharing!
    Totally Terrific in Texas

  3. Stumbled across you via Pinterest. Your blog is super cute!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth