FORDS — On Thursday, Sept. 26, the PreK3 and PreK4 classes at Our Lady of Peace School in Fords took part in the school’s annual tradition of celebrating Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. Johnny Appleseed – actually John Chapman – was an early American pioneer who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and what later became West Virginia.
Teachers Lisa Kelly and Andrea Horniacek had the children bring in all types of apples which were used to make apple sauce that the children ate with vanilla ice cream. First they peeled, cored, and sliced the apples and looked for the seeds to plant later on. Together they even counted how many seeds they found. In total they found 160 seeds to plant. Then the students added sugar and cinnamon and each student had a chance to stir it up, too. At the very end, “Johnny Appleseed” even paid the class a visit and gave each student an apple to take home.
(Photos courtesy of Our Lady of Peace School)
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