You might not know this about me, but I taught Kindergarten for for 5 years and first grade for 8 years before that. Oh, how I miss being able to spend a long glorious fall teaching with all things apples! My apple love was born as a child growing up in Kentucky climbing, building forts in, and snacking from the apple trees in our backyard! It was rekindled many years later living and teaching in a rural area literally surrounded by apple trees! When the apples came ready, I had more than I knew what to do with! So…when life gives you apples…make apple butter! And I did, again and again and again! My crock pot ran day and night! I made apple butter at home and at school. There’s nothing more comforting than the smell of apples and cinnamon, and my kids loved it! I gave away apple butter to anyone who walked by my house! Ok, anyone who even looked in the direction of my house! But I’m dreamily digressing…
You can find the resources I used here:
TeachersPayTeachers Teacher’s Notebook
Do you celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day?
Here’s a fun little writing craftivity that makes an adorable display.
There are two versions. What’s in Johnny’s Knapsack? and
Who is Johnny Appleseed? This little ditty includes a 3-day lesson plan,
graphic organizers and lesson visuals. both in color and black and white
student versions. I’ve also included 2 styles of handwriting lines
and patterned knapsack patterns that I copy right on to construction paper!