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Display the image in the sidebar, Apples, to the class. Encourage children to describe the apples and to make up stories about them.
As you go, you might want to cover one of the apples and then have children make a statement about the changed picture. For example, if you cover the little green apple, then a child might say, “There are three apples. Two are red and one is green.”
Possible student responses
- There are 4 apples.
- There are 3 big apples and 1 little apple.
- There are 2 green apples and 2 red apples.
- Half of the apples are red and half of the apple are green.
- All of the apples have a leaf and a stem.
- If four people were sharing the apples and one person got the little apple it would not really be fair.
- If I ate 1 of the apples in the picture there would only be 3 apples left.