Week of September 25, 2023 | TK | Apple Season
Little Mouse's Big Secret, by Eric Battut
Little Mouse has found a delicious-looking apple and doesn't want to share a bite. So he buries it, and no matter how many of his friends ask what he hid, Little Mouse won't tell. But when a tree sprouts from the seeds of the fruit, there are enough apples for everyone-and Little Mouse realizes some secrets are even better when they're shared.
One Red Apple, by Harriet Ziefert
Chronicles the life cycle of an apple: from fruit growing on the tree, to market, to picnic, to seed, to sapling and tree, and finally to a new apple. A joyful introduction to the amazing and delectable way the earth provides food.
If You're Happy and You Know It
Ten Apples Up On Top, by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg
Lion, Tiger, and Dog are balancing ten apples on their heads when two cranky bears chase them.
Crafty Connection Students craft an apple bracelet with a green pipe cleaner and red pony beads
Week of September 25, 2023 | Kindergarten | Apple Season
Our Apple Tree, by Gorel Kristina Naslund
A whimsical look at the life cycle of the apple tree. Two sprites guide the tree from spring, when the apple tree blossoms, through summer, when the fruit grows, to fall and the harvest.
Crafty Connection Apple tree color by number
Week of September 25, 2023 | First Grade | Apple Season
Lizzy's best friend in all seasons is her apple tree. When school starts, Lizzy sees how her apple tree can help her overcome her shyness and make new friends.
Crafty Connection Apple doll instructions
A Friend for Dragon, by Dav Pilkey
When Dragon befriends an apple that is eaten by a walrus he is saddened by the loss, but the remaining core brings about wondrous happenings.
Crafty Connection Dragon coloring sheet
Week of September 25, 2023 | Second Grade | Apple Season
Describes a family's applesauce-making ritual: the buying, peeling, cooking and stirring; the wait for the sauce to cool and the first taste.
Crafty Connection Applesauce recipe and coloring sheet
Week of September 25, 2023 | Third Grade
Information Literacy Part 4 | Catalog Demo and Scavenger Hunt
Students will earn the privilege of using the library computers by part 4 of the 6-part practicum designed to allow them to demonstrate their awareness of library procedures and their ability to execute simple catalog searches.
Video Dewey Rap A fun, silly way to learn about the Dewey Decimal System.
Demonstrate the Catalog Show the path to get to the search page from the Catalog tab at grandviewlibrary.info. Demonstrate an author search using Shel Silverstein as an example and show on the library map where to locate the various books in their various locations. Show the path to get to Destiny Discover from the icon at grandviewlibrary.info or from the menu at the left on the Catalog page.
Scavenger Hunt and Using the Computers Students search for pre-determined books in small groups and then take turns searching for books using the computers to look up call numbers.
Week of September 25, 2023 | Fourth Grade | Kindness
Water... Apples... and the Ripple Effect
Highlights the various forms water takes throughout the year including autumn fog and rain, frozen ponds and falling snow, steam from cups of cocoa, and snow melt turning dirt to mud.
One Green Apple, by Eve Bunting
It's hard to be the new kid in school, especially when you're from another country and don't know the language. But a field trip to an apple orchard helps Farah feel connected.
Each Kindness, by Jacqueline Woodson
What if you're cruel to someone and never get the chance to make it right? This deeply personal story takes us full circle back to water. As a lake is rippled when a stone is tossed, a cruelty has repercussions than can never be undone.
Week of September 25, 2023 | Fifth Grade | Sharing Joy of Books
Little Libraries, Big Heroes, by Miranda Paul
The story behind the founding of the Little Free Library non-profit by Todd Bol (1956-2018) which began in Wisconsin as a tribute to his late mother, a teacher, and spread around the world. Learn more at littlefreelibrary.org.
Little Free Libraries Flourish in Manhattan Beach The Beach Reporter tells about local Little Free Libraries and highlights one hosted by Chris Primm, the Library Resource Specialist at Meadows Elementary. The former Pennekamp Library Resource Specialist hosts a variation on the theme called a Puzzle Perch.
Crafty Connection Fold paper into a house shape and decorate as a Little Free Library