5th Grade

  1. City X Project with IDEAco and APL

    When: 
    Saturday, October 4;
    Where: 
    Meeting Rooms A/B/C
    Registration is required.

    Join APL and IDEAco for a three-hour City X Project workshop that gets kids 3D printing for space explorers! The City X Project is an international curriculum that teaches kids about creativity and problem solving using exciting 3D printing technology. It began right here in Appleton and has since reached kids in more 52 countries.

    This event is also a celebration of a milestone for City X, Appleton, and humanity itself. We'll be celebrating with Space Kid, 11-year-old James from Appleton's Edison Elementary School, who participated in the City X Project workshop last year. His model has been selected as the first civilian-designed object ever do be manufactured off of Earth when it is printed on the International Space Station in Spring 2015.

    Join us as we celebrate, hear from Space Kid himself, and host a public City X Project workshop in which kids will actually get their hands on 3D printers and practice 3D modeling to solve problems in outer space. The mayor will even be on hand to open the ceremonies with a Space Kid day declaration. The beginning of the program from 1:00-2:00pm is open to the public, but the workshop from 2:00-4:00pm requires registration and is capped at 30 students ages 8-12.

    Register here, and learn more about Space Kid at www.cityxproject.com/spacekid.

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  2. Poetry Contest

    When: 
    April 1 - April 30
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration is required.

    Appleton area students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to submit one poem to the library to be judged in the Appleton Public Library's poetry contest. These poems may be in any format you wish. There will be one prize given per category (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th grades)--a gift card to Amazon.com. Poems may be submitted beginning April 1st and may be submitted no later than May 1st. Poems will be judged by library staff and winning poems will be displayed in the library.

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  3. Fifth & Sixth Grade: What's Your Genre?

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    What's Your Genre?

    Explore books featuring a large range of genres. We'll also discuss novels that have been adapted to a graphic novel format. Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is also provided. This program lasts approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets RL5.7, RL5.9, RL6.9 (OEU 4) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

  4. Great Children's Novel Challenge

    When: 
    September 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on September 8, 2014 at 9:00am. Contact the Children's desk at (920) 832-6187 or click here to register.  You MUST be registered in order to earn any incentives.  Students must be in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade to participate.

    Great Children's Novel Challenge

    Pick up your reading list of classic/contemporary literature at the Children's Service Desk or print it from the link above. Review eight books in this 17 week window (September 8, 2014 - January 5, 2015), and receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Drawing will be held January 6, 2015.

    Four novels must be from the library's list. You may listen to audiobooks. You must be registered in order to earn any prizes/incentives. If you have participated in the past you may participate again, but you must read and review different books.

    Reviews must answer the following three questions, and do not need to be on library supplied paper:

    1. What was your favorite/least favorite part of this book?
    2. What was the conflict in the book?
    3. How was the conflict resolved?

    Reviews should be at least eight full length sentences long. Please be sure to include your full name and phone number on every review you submit. Reviews may be turned in one at a time or all at once. Every review will be read by the children's librarian. All books reviewed must be novels and must be at the participant's reading level.

    If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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  5. Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Portal to Research

    Learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, our online catalog, to research topics important to you. This visit may consist of two parts. Part one; Ellen, our School-Age Specialist Librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Part two; your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the Children's Services department. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library.

    This field trip meets W4.7, W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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