Students will be able to visualize and explain the structure of a honeycomb.
Students will relate the activities of honeybees.
Students will create their own class honeycomb model.


F.I.T. Family books to read at home with parents and younger siblings

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
  • Apples by Gail Gibbons
  • Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman by Esmé Raji Codell
  • The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker
  • Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
  • Maisy Makes Lemonade by Lucy Cousins
  • Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
  • Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • Apple by Nikki McClure
  • Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
  • What If There Were No Bees? by Suzanne Slade
  • Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed by Lola Schaeffer




Bang, M., Chisholm, P. (2009). Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life. New York: Scholastic.

Burns, L.G. (2013). Photos by E. Harasimowicz. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honeybee Catastrophe. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.

Butterworth, C. (2011). Illustrated by L. Gaggiotti. How Did that Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Codell, E. R. (2012). Illustrated by L.R. Perkins. Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Cole, J. (1996). Illustrated by B. Degen. The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Eamer, C. (2012). Illustrated by S. Boothroyd. The World in Your Lunchbox: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods. Toronto, Ontario: Annick Press.

Gibbons, G. (2000). Apples. New York: Holiday House.

Hodge, D. (2010). Photos by B. Harris. Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press Ltd.

Integrated Marketing Services. (2012). Fresh Produce Guide: 300(+) Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs. Apopka, FL: Integrated Marketing Services.

Kellogg, S. (1988). Johnny Appleseed. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers

Menchú, R. (2002). Illustrated by Domi. The Honey Jar. Toronto, Canada: Groundwood Books.

Micucci, C. (1992). The Life and Times of the Apple. New York: Orchard Books.

Micucci, C. (1995). The Life and Times of the Honeybee. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Nargi, L. (2011). Illustrated by K. Brooker. The Honeybee Man. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Pallotta, J. (2002). Illustrated by R. Bolster. Apple Fractions. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Peterson, C. (2010). Photos by D. Lundquist. Seed Soil Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, Inc.

Rhodes, J.P. (2013). Sugar. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Rockwell, A. (2005). Illustrated by S.D. Schindler. Honey in a Hive. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Schaeffer, L. (2003). Illustrated by L. B. George. Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Slade, S. (2011). Illustrated by C. Schwartz. What if There Were No Bees? A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem. Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.

Stevens, J. (1995). Tops & Bottoms. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Strauss, R. (2007). Illustrated by R. Woods. One Well: The Story of Water on Earth. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press Ltd.


Kessler, D. (2013). Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Kingsolver, B. (2007). Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. New York: Harper Perennial.

Lehr, S. (1991). The Child’s Sense of Developing Theme: Responses to Literature. New York: Teachers College Press.

Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Obama, M. (2012). American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. New York: Crown.

Pappas, C., Kiefer, B., and Levstik, L. (1999). An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School: An Action Approach, Third Edition. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Pollan, M. (2009). The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition. New York: Dial Books.