Friday, October 2, 2009

Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed
the man who supplied much of the United States
with apple trees.
Many people believe he was a fictional character
but he was real....born September 26, 1774.
His real name was John Chapman
I believe you can guess how he got the name
Johnny Appleseed.
To celebrate this man and the fruit he loved so dearly
the kindergarten had apple immersion all week
which ended with a whirlwind tour of an apple orchard
17 out of 17 kindergarteners say the BEST part of the trip was riding the school bus
it was many of the kiddos first time on a bus......and they LOVED it
I vote for a trailer pulled by a tractor any day
off we went on a winding, hilly tour of the orchard

a bucket of chilled apples awaited

After the tour there was plenty of fun to be had
a super duper extra large sunflower maze they all eventually found their way out
a little apple education
the importance of bees and pollenation
and how healthy apples are.....LOADED with vitamin C and fiber
for those of you who need extra know who you apples !!
Really...the extra bubbly and cute apple lady said so...wish I had a pic of her....she was adorable.
wish we had parachutes to play with when I was a wee one
it was all I could do not to get in there with them
oh to be a kid again
now go eat an apple
have a happy day

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Karin Schueller said...

LOVE this. I live in Michigan... we love our apples. ;) I was surprised to see that you said you didn't have a parachute when you were little? That was part of gym class in elementary here! LOVED THAT DAY! lol

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

It looks like everyone had such a great time!! We only go apple picking in kindergarten in our school district. I miss going on that field trip!! Thanks for all of the great pictures. : )

~ Wendy