Johnny Appleseed Day was celebrated in First Grade as a culminating activity for our Apple Unit. It incorporated Life cycles and parts of an apple in Science, Poetry, fiction and non-fiction texts, geography, writing activities and real life skills of baking, following a recipe, directions, etc. We also measured, weighed, graphed and sorted data about apples.
To cap a unit on figurative language and descriptive writing, forty-seven Mount Everett freshmen and six teachers visited the SculptureNow outdoor sculpture exhibit at The Mount in Lenox. Following a tour guided by several artists, students participated in hands-on sculpting activities concluding in a juried competition.