La Cañada Elementary School 2nd-graders celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with Apple Day. They did research on him, learning he was born on Sept. 26, 1774, went barefoot and liked to wear a pan on his head. He gave apple tree saplings to the pioneers who traveled west. Students tasted six varieties of apples and completed a worksheet about them. They also made an apple art project and stamp-painted apples on T-shirts.