Students celebrate ‘Appleseed’Published 5:41pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Students in Pre-K through third grade at Perdido School celebrated Johnny Appleseed through a wide variety of activities. Pre-K students sampled different kinds of apples, and as a follow-up, each student made a “pattern” of the different kinds of apples. After making their special “Johnny Appleseed Pot Hats,” first graders rotated between the classrooms to listen to different stories and sample apple cider, apple sauce and apples with caramel.
Kindergarten classes also had a variety of apples to taste. After having a taste test, where students sampled Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples, the children practiced multiple math skills such as: graphing their favorite kind of apple and creating a circle fact chart. This chart consisted of facts about Johnny Appleseed and his life. It included facts such as; he was an explorer, did not wear shoes, planted apples trees, how he saved a wolf from a trap, gave apple seeds to people he met, had friends across the country and put his cooking pot on his head as he traveled.