Week of January 20, 2020
Hero in the Hallway Kindness Nominations Continue
Week of January 20, 2020 - TK - Caldecott and Kindness
Daisy learns a valuable lesson when her favorite ball is ruined by another dog.
Kitten's First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes Caldecott Medal 2005
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Activity Kitten and Daisy coloring sheet
Week of January 20, 2020 - Kindergarten - Caldecott and Kindness
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.
Little Elliot, Big City, by Mike Curato
A little elephant has a hard time reaching a cupcake counter until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller and they team up for success.
Activity My Friend Rabbit coloring sheet
Week of January 20, 2020 - First Grade - Caldecott and Kindness
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
I Had a Favorite Dress, by Boni Ashburn
A young girl loves her favorite dress, but when it gets worn, goes out of fashion, or she grows too big to fit, her mother fixes up her old favorite into something new.
The Good for Nothing Button, by Charise Mericle Harper
Yellow Bird has found a button and wants to share it with Red Bird and Blue Bird. This is just an ordinary button. It does not do anything when you press it. And that is something!
First Grade Dropout, by Audrey Vernick
In a reminder that it's important to be kind to oneself, a young boy is completely embarrassed by a slip-of-the-tongue and he vows to never return to school. Then his friend makes a mistake and the two learn it's OK to laugh at oneself.
At-Home Activity Sewing project
Bookmark for At-Home Activity Sewing project Link
Week of January 20, 2020 - Second Grade
Welcoming Immigrants, Celebrating Heritage, Kindness
As a refugee from Sudan in Central Africa to the United States, a little boy is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until one day he finds a clever way to solve the problem.
Activity Students use a rebus to write their name
Jalapeno Bagels, by Natasha Wing
Pablo wants to take a treat from his family's bakery to school to reflect his culture, but he has a hard time deciding between his mother's Mexican sweets and his father's Jewish treats.
The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney Caldecott Medal 2010
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
Website Los Bagels, a multicultural bakery
Recipe Los Bagels Bakery Chango Bars
Bookmark Chango Bars Recipe Link
Week of January 20, 2020 - Third Grade - Caldecott and Kindness
Mother and Father Mallard search for the perfect home to raise their family in this Caldecott Award winner that illustrates the city of Boston in such detail that a police officer's shoe size can be observed.
A story based on a true rescue traces the adventures of a duck family that is separated when the ducklings fall through the slats of the town's storm drain and are saved by three firemen who return them to their mother.
Week of January 20, 2020 - Fourth Grade - Kindness and Caldecott
Known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, Ivan lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before he was finally relocated to the gorilla habitat at Zoo Atlanta in 1994 where he lived to the age of 50 (1962-2012).
Video Ivan at Zoo Atlanta
A Boy and a Jaguar, by Alan Rabinowitz
The renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder, describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.
Video A Boy's Promise at Panthera.org
Video Olvera Street where Leo Politi often sketched.
Song of the Swallows, by Leo Politi Caldecott Medal 1950
A story of friendship between a little boy in the town of Capistrano and the gardener and bell-ringer at the Mission San Juan Capistrano as they welcome the swallows as they come flying in over the sea from Argentina on March 19, St. Joseph's Day.
Video Will the Swallows Return to Capistrano?
Activity Song of the Swallows coloring sheet
Week of January 20, 2020 - Fifth Grade
Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Kindness
Before his name graced golden seals on the covers of books for children, John Newbery was a humble printer with big dreams. In lively language set in attractive, varying fonts, Markel describes the world of literature when Newbery was alive: there were plenty of adventure stories for adults, but kids were left with "preachy poems and fables" and "manuals that told them where to stand, how to sit, not to laugh, and scores of other rules." He loved reading as a child, went on to work as a printer, and then made a groundbreaking decision to write and market entertaining, silly stories for children.
This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen Caldecott Medal 2013
A little fish makes off with the hat of a sleeping bigger fish, but his hopes of getting away with the theft may not turn out like he planned.
Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt De La Pena
Newbery Medal, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Honor 2016
When his grandmother teaches him to look with a discerning eye and notice the wonders all around him , a young boy learns to appreciate the beauty in what he has and how he can contribute to his community.
Video Schooled book trailer
Schooled, by Gordon Korman
Although he knows a lot about Zen Buddhism, nothing has prepared home schooled Capricorn Anderson for an A-list bully, a popular girl, and middle school politics. The shifting points of view capture a pitch-perfect "fish out of water" story.
Activity Journal responses to writing prompts about Schooled will be written in cursive. Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter, by William R. Klemm, Ph.D., Psychology Today, posted March 14, 2013