Today we learned about Johnny Appleseed.
We started out apple unit last week to prepare us for Wednesday's field trip to an apple orchard.
I went to my very first apple orchard last year and had a blast!! I can't wait to go this year where I can pick apples...directly from the trees!!
I am so excited.
Back to Johnny.
We read the story Johnny Appleseed and talked about why we thought Johnny wore a pot on his, why he walked around with out shoes, and why might he have been a vegetarian.
The kids really loved learning about Johnny Appleseed...
Here's how we documented our learning.
I found a similar anchor chart on Pinterest and I thought it was so adorable! The kids thought his extra large pot was hilarious.
Then, I pulled out the big guns.
I told them they were going to make their own pot hat!
Here's how we did it.
1. I pre cut some large strips of construction paper, this would become the pot.
2. I traced out pan handles.
3. I created a quick little diddy for the kids to write their favorite kind of apple and a label to change their name to ____ Appleseed.
4. Here is the final product.
Once I put on my pot hat I told the kids they could only call me, "Vera Appleseed". They didn't.
I've got great kids.
Here's a link to make your very own Johnny Appleseed pot hat.