Why do we give apples to teachers?

Question:Where did that tradition come from?




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i think kids hope that the teacher will bite a worm
I do not know, but I will guess antebellum 19th century United States.

The practice, I was told by my grandmother, stemmed from grammar school in which young children are taught the letters of the alphabet. For example "A" is for Apple, "B" is for Boy, etc.

Since students wanted an "A" letter grade, they would give their teachers Apples.

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