Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!

This one is long over due…

We used our center rotations the week of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday to do some activities and crafts in honor of him.  It is fun to see the students relax for a bit to be creative and build class relationships. 

We tasted red apples, yellow apples, and green apples.  We graphed our data to see what was the most popular apple. 

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The students were put in collaborative groups and had to collect and count the number of seed in their apple.  Each apple had a different amount of seeds making each apple unique.  I told the students they were like the apples each unique and special.


The students used apples cut different ways to make apple prints!    These were fun and colorful!

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They made Johnny Appleseed! 

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The students learned about the four seasons of an apple tree.  We sequenced a year of and apple tree.  We were so happy that the apples are most delicious in the fall when we celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. 


The children also were exposed to many non fiction literature on apples.  The student wrote apple facts to add to our apple tree!


We also made apple sauce for our apple party!  Mrs. Whitehurst stayed busy the night before cutting up delicious apples!



For the party the students made Johnny Appleseed’s famous hat a kitchen pot!  The student drew apple trees, Johnny Appleseed and the animals he loved so much! The students enjoyed homemade apple sauce, apple chips, dried apples, apple jacks, apples and caramel, apple pie, apple juice, cookies, with apple jam.  I think they got to try it all that afternoon at our apple tasting party.  To all the parent that were able to come…we hope you enjoyed your time in our class. 

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This picture shows our family apple trees the students made with their handprints.  Each apple is a family member. 

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I can’t believe this week has come and gone.  Before we know it the holidays will be here.  This year needs to slow down already :)


1 comment:

  1. Yes--Nolan told me all about the party! Looks like a fun time!