Saturday, September 22, 2012

Johnny Appleseed Day

 September 26 is Johnny Appleseed's birthday. We celebrate in my classroom by reading the story Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg. This will be the springboard to my folktale unit as we will learn the elements of tall tales in folk literature. 
Johnny Appleseed
  Parent volunteers are making apple treats for us that day. For our writing activity, the children will write thank you notes to the parents on apple shape paper.
 The children will practice map skills in Social Studies related to the story. I created a map activity that I am sharing. You will need a blank map of the United States. The one that I am using comes from Super Teacher Worksheets. 

   The day will be a perfect balance of skill practice, thematic learning, and fun!                                                                      
 Do you celebrate Johnny Appleseed in your classroom?
Keeping it Balanced,


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