Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy Appleseed!

Eat an apple,
Save the core.
Plant the seeds
And grow some more!

Happy birthday, Johnny Appleseed (my personal hero)!  Primary students had a good time learning about the nonfiction behind an apple, looking at some amazing photographs by Melvin Berger in his book An Apple A Day, showing close ups of how a bee pollinates an apple blossom, and then the petals and stamen and pistil fall off, and up comes the apple under the sepal like a little rosy fist. We also learned how the ingredients for an apple pie come from all over the globe in How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman, and children were offered a recipe for their own easy apple pie...I make it often myself!  Extra copies are available in the library for families on request.  We also learned a funny little story with the help of some puppet and toy friends about a boy who went in search of a red house with no windows and doors and a star inside.  Grab an apple and ask the apple of your eye to retell it to you!

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