September 22nd is John Chapman's birthday. Today we call him Johnny Appleseed. First grade learned about the American Hero and Folk Tale all week. So, on Friday we had an Apple Party. It was a full day of apple activities. First, we started out by skinning and coring apples to make Cinnamon apples in the crock pot. Students learned about Physical and Chemical Changes, as well as adding heat to change matter. Then we used our senses and tasted 6 different types of apples. We ended the day with an Apple Tasting Party where they tasted several different goodies made with apples. First grade had so much fun learning about apples and Johnny Appleseed.