Week of 9/16/19 - TK
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.
Video Pete sings his song
Activity Pete the Cat dot to dot
Week of 9/16/19 - Kindergarten
The Five Senses
An explorer mouse in search of China discovers that he must be careful to choose a new home that does not offend his sense of smell, sight, hearing, taste, or touch.
Week of 9/16/19 - First Grade
Books and Reading
A celebration of the art of storytelling traces how it has evolved from cave paintings and the invention of the printing press to the digital technologies that inform and unite today's diverse world. Sharp eyes will take note of the starry transition from cave people to contemporary folk as astrological signs reappear as constellations, with a tiny red bird on each page to remind us that stories give flight to our imagination.
I Don't Like to Read, by Nancy Carlson
Henry the mouse likes everything about first grade except reading, but with some extra help at school and home, he is delightfully surprised.
Nibbles the Book Monster, by Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the Monster enjoys books a little too much!
Activity Tiny Birds coloring sheet
Week of 9/16/19 - Second Grade
Empathy and Stand in the Sand 4 Peace & Climate Action
Written as a thank you note to a cherished teacher, the ending brings the love of learning and teaching full circle.
Stand in the Sand 4 Peace & Climate Action Saturday, September 21, 8am, Manhattan Beach Pier. Mark the UN International Peace Day by "Standing in the Sand" for a photo to raise awareness, then stay for Coastal Cleanup Day at 9am after the Peace event.
Activity Students draw a picture of themselves with their teacher and write a note including a personality trait that they know their teacher will enjoy, and a behavior that they hope to improve during second grade.
Week of 9/16/19 - Third Grade
Using the Catalog
Demonstrate the Catalog Show the path to get to the search page from the Catalog tab at grandviewlibrary.info. Demonstrate an author search using Shel Silverstein as an example and show on the map where to locate the various books in their various locations. Show the path to get to Destiny Discover from the icon at grandviewlibrary.info or from the menu at the left on the Catalog page. Searching books with Destiny Quest is still an option from the menu at the left on the Catalog page.
Computer Activity Students take turns searching for books using the computers. Some may wish to continue the Scavenger Hunt.
Week of 9/16/19 - Fourth and Fifth Grade
California Young Reader Medal Intermediate Novel Nominees
In this sequel to the Newbery Honor Book and CYRM Winner The War That Saved My Life (2015), Ada finally gets the surgery she needs to repair the clubfoot that limited her mobility and made her believe she was unworthy of love. Now she can walk and run, though she has other wounds to heal, namely, the trauma wrought by her neglectful, abusive mother. Meanwhile, a German Jewish refugee, Ruth, is living with Ada, Susan, and Jamie; LadyThornton is pricklier than ever, and Ada is struggling to fully comprehend the complex emotions of the adults around her. Against the backdrop of WWII, Ada comes to trust her friends and family. When tragedy strikes, all suffer, but Ada is able to help another in greater anguish than herself thanks to lessons from her own painful past.
Audio excerpt at TeachingBooks.net
There's no such thing as too much reading…until it gets you in trouble. Over the years Alec has been sent to the principal's office many times for reading instead of paying attention in class. As 6th grade starts, the principal gives Alec an ultimatum: stop reading when he should be listening or end up in summer school (which will destroy the annual family trip). Even worse, his parents will be spending longer hours at work, so he has to stay three extra hours in the Extended Day Program at school. According to EDP rules you either do homework in the library or you join a club. Happily, Alec learns he can start his own club, which he calls the Losers Club to scare kids away and ensure quiet reading time. His former best friend is now a popular kid who delights in tormenting Alec, especially when the boys realize they both like the same girl. Can Alec navigate the rough waters of sixth grade, keep his grades up, and, most importantly, read? Audio excerpt at TeachingBooks.net
In 1859 Chicago, 11-year-old orphaned Nell strives to make herself indispensable to her mysterious aunt. How else can she avoid being sent to an orphanage? But Aunt Kitty seems eager to be rid of her unexpected charge, and Nell soon discovers why: Aunt Kitty is actually Kate Warne, the first female private eye employed by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. A series of mishaps keeps Nell firmly at her aunt's side, until Nell herself becomes a key player in madcap investigations involving disguises and false identities. Nell and Kate solve one mystery after another, even successfully protecting the new president, Abraham Lincoln, from an early assassination attempt. Audio excerpt at TeachingBooks.net