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Johnny Appleseed Plants a Love for Learning

Poem and song took center stage in Gina Skala’s first grade class at Tuttle Avenue Elementary School as students shared enriching, apple-themed lessons during a recent celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday.

In preparation for their performance, students developed essential curriculum connections in important subject areas, including literature, language, science, nutrition and math, and shared their newfound knowledge during a series of songs and poems performed in front of a cheerful audience of family and friends.

The songs and poems performed by the students covered topics such as life cycle and seasonal changes, apples as healthy foods, counting and addition with doubles.