An Apple a Day

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Three apples—green, red, and rotten—exemplify character traits, negative and positive. Following a discussion about the classroom community, scholars complete an apple-themed worksheet that challenges them to read each trait, color it accordingly, then place it on a classroom tree. A final discussion reviews whether certain character traits help or harm the classroom community.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Instead of bringing in actual apples, display pictures of the three types of apples
  • Post the classroom community tree next to the classroom jobs board to remind learners of which behaviors benefit the class the most 
  • Brainstorm additional character traits that could be added to the tree 
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of three lessons examining character traits that makeup a strong classroom community 
  • Copies and coloring tools are required
  • The tree creates a strong visual
  • Falls in line with social and emotional learning device—self-awareness
  • None