Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is Saturday, September 26th! Wouldn’t it be great to do a “special day” focused all around Mr. Chapman and apples?
Here are a bunch of resources to get you started!
Check out these awesome books all about apples and Johnny Appleseed.
Reading and Writing
Read about the life of Johnny Appleseed and use it is an opportunity to practice asking and answering questions.
These apples with questions are a part of my Johnny Appleseed reading and writing lesson and craft.
I also have this freebie for reading.
Students create a pocket and mini book about Johnny Appleseed and then answer questions from the story.
Apples lend themselves perfectly to graphing!
Students create an apple glyph and then graph the information from the glyph. This is a great introduction to bar graphs!
These photos are super sad- it was a busy day, but you can get the idea! LOL! #teachingintherealworld #sorrynotsorry
Johnny Appleseed is a perfect time to tie in the seasons and life cycles. We created this anchor chart to show what we already know about the seasons.
Then we added on to show what we wanted to know and what we learned after reading the Gail Gibbons book, Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree and the Brainpop Jr. video.
We also made this stand up cutie craft to illustrate the four seasons.
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Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.