A Tasty Study

A Tasty Study photo

In honor of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday, kindergarten students in Dawn McNally’s class at W.S. Mount Elementary School took part in a number of cross-curricular learning activities this September.

In conjunction with the school’s Lucy Calkins Units of Study for writing and reading, the students created “All About Apples” books after reading a folktale about Mr. Appleseed and other non-fiction books about apples during reading workshop.

The students learned how apples grow, taste-tested four types of apples and created original pieces of art using the core of a cut apple. Additionally, tying into the math curriculum, each student voted for their favorite type of apple and collectively worked as a class to create a bar graph visually depicting the top choices.