Today's Topic: Staplers (Technology)
staplers (as wide a variety as you can gather)
Ralph tells a story / Hanlon, Abby
I love this book! It not only incorporates staplers (perhaps the only picture book ever to do so?), but it also has an excellent literacy element about how to tell a story! It's a teensy bit long for a read-aloud to this age group, so just skip most of the speech-bubble asides and you should be fine.
What Kids Do: staple, staple, staple
(check out this funky staple-free stapler I found to bring in!)
Sometimes they need a little extra force.
Hindsight Tip: A quick bit of stapler instruction is probably a good idea (rather than just letting kids explore this tool on their own) if you want kids to have success stapling before the end of the class. If you really want them to make little books, try cutting papers into the right size before class. Since this class is all about stapling (and not cutting), make it easy on them to get right to the stapling!
Infiniscroll by Curious Hat. It's a unique way to find new stories!