CLASSROOM – Johnny Appleseed
Spring is the perfect time to talk about planting in the classroom and Johnny Appleseed in the inspiring legend of a real man who is also part myth. This week in the classroom we offer a couple of projects to use in the classroom for National Johnny Appleseed Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE CLASSROOM – Johnny Appleseed
Explore the story of Johnny Appleseed. What do your students think about how he lived and what parts of his story are reality and what is myth?
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
- Make applesauce in the classroom using this recipe from Primary Playground.
- Check out the lesson from 2019.
- Complete the Johnny Appleseed dot-to-dot.
- Complete the Celebration Challenge.
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