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Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 5:12pm Age: 44 days
Category: Minisink Elementary

LEARNING ABOUT APPLES AND PICKING A FAVORITE


By Jess Paglia

It doesn't truly feel like autumn until you have an Apple Week in your classroom!

That’s why Mrs. Paglia’s students celebrated Apple Week, in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day on Sep. 26.

Throughout last week they read a variety of books and watched videos on the life cycle of an apple tree, the parts of an apple, and Mr. Johnny Appleseed himself--an American pioneer nurseryman credited with introducing apple trees to large parts of the country, in the first half of the 19th century.

Students explored the parts of an apple—core, stem, flesh, skin—and use their senses to describe different kinds of apples. 

The week’s activities ended with a taste-test of four varieties of apples grown at a local orchard. Students learned to write the names of the apple varieties, circled descriptive words, and decided which one they liked best!