Why I love my work today:
Such begins the delightful story and activity I participated in with a group of young learners today. Taken from Margaret McNamara and Brian Karas’ book, The Apple Orchard Riddle, this clever old riddle offers a new twist in a beautiful children’s picture book. Young readers discover the answer to the important questions, take a tour of a real apple orchard, and pick up bushels of apple facts along the journey.
- Child: Mrs. Van, what’s your favorite kind of apple to eat?
- Me: I really like gala apples to eat with my peanut butter, but Granny Smith apples bake the best in my pies and cakes.
- Child: Did you know each apple has a star inside? I think you have a star inside too.
I can only hope, little friend 🙂 …here’s hoping you have the real opportunity to share an apple orchard experience with your little star sometime soon!