Week of October 21, 2019 - TK
Count ten trick-or-treaters on a Halloween night and watch them disappear at the spooky old house.
Where's the Halloween Treat? by Harriet Ziefert
A counting book in which the children receive Halloween goodies from costumed hosts.
Halloween Bugs, by David A. Carter
Behind each spooky door lurks a different Halloween pop-up surprise....Trick-or-treating becomes spine-tingling fun with the ghostly, ghouly Bugs inside!
Activity Witch coloring sheet
Week of October 21, 2019 - Kindergarten
Herbert doesn't have a home but he loves visiting the library where it's warm and there are lots of good books to read.
Taffy Finds a Halloween Witch, by Donna Lugg Pape
Taffy is a little orange cat who wishes to be a black cat in order to be good enough for a witch to take home and love.
Activity Witch coloring sheet
Week of October 21, 2019 - First Grade
When Senor Calavera comes calling on Grandma Beetle, she forestalls him by performing a series of tasks that result in her own birthday party.
Just in Case, by Yuyi Morales
With Grandma Beetle's birthday approaching, Senor Calvera decides to do something extra special and get her a gift for each letter of the alphabet, in this companion book to Just a Minute.
Activity Draw Pinky the cat step-by-step
Week of October 21, 2019 - Second Grade
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
Jasper is frightened by his underpants.
Ambient music The Invaders by Jerry Goldsmith
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling tasty carrots to munch out of Crackenhopper Field each time he passes by, until he starts thinking there are creepy carrots everywhere.
Activity Make a creepy carrot bookmark with orange and green paper and creepy stand-up underwear with a folded half sheet of green paper. Examples
Video The illustrator explains his inspiration
Week of October 21, 2019 - Third Grade
Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.
Video YouTube Cracking ice cubes out of a tray
Cold Feet, by Cynthia DeFelice
When Willie McPhee, the finest bagpiper in all of Scotland, falls on hard times and is in danger of freezing, he takes a pair of boots from a man who --he thinks-- no longer needs them. Now though his feet are warm, something worse than freezing lies ahead.
Video YouTube Highland bagpiper in the snow
Activity Haunted house coloring sheet
Week of October 21, 2019 - Fourth Grade
Halloween History, Customs, and Folklore
When young Pipkin becomes ill and is whisked away into the mysterious darkness of the Halloween tree, his friends must race through space and time to save him. With a peculiar old man named Moundshroud to guide them, the kids encounter the many earlier manifestations of the holiday known as Halloween. Run time 1 hour 10 minutes. Part 2 of 4. Play from minute 42:30 to 52:31 (10 min.).
Week of October 21, 2019 - Fifth Grade
Classic Casper | Response to Literature and Cursive Practice
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