I uploaded my complete unit to TpT, but I wanted to share this birthday card freebie with you too. I have students make Johnny a birthday card and then write a note inside about how they think he should spend his birthday. It's a fun way to celebrate the end of our unit and tie in what they learned during the week too. Love that!
I know this is getting long, but I can't talk about apples without mentioning two books. The first is a brand new book Apples A to Z. It's a "big kids" alphabet book packed with apple facts. For example, "G is for grafting" and then it describes what grafting is. It would be a great start to your apple unit because of all the great vocabulary.
If you haven't seen Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story before, it's a MUST for an apple unit. It's great for science discussions about apple growth because it's all about how those mysteries golden apples were first grown. I love the look of the pictures too.