Week of February 10, 2020 - TK - Happy Valentine's Day
I Love Dogs! by Sue Stainton
Lazy dogs, crazy dogs, yappy dogs, happy dogs... and one very special dog.
Clifford's First Valentine's Day, by Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth describes all the Valentine fun that she and Clifford had when he was just a tiny puppy in her pocket.
Never Too Little to Love, by Jeanne Willis
How can a tiny mouse get the kiss he needs?
Activity Valentine lift-the-flap
At home activity Heart Mouse Paper Craft Instructions
Week of February 10, 2020 - Kindergarten - Happy Valentine's Day
Mr. Tanen's Ties, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
The principal at Lynnhurst Elementary School is well known for his colorful and unusual ties, but his boss orders him to stop wearing them until he learns to love them too, and ties a knot of another sort.
Activity: Necktie Craft
Week of February 10, 2020 - First Grade - Happy Valentine's Day
Set the Mood Whimsical Music
Yuck, a Love Story, by Don Gillmor
Austin has a hard time admitting he likes his new neighbor, Amy, but when her birthday comes he goes to fantastic lengths to get her an unexpected present.
Video Small Talk "Kids on Valentine's Day: What's this Love Thing All About?"
Activity Coloring sheet with yucky fluffy slime recipe
Week of February 10, 2020 - Second Grade - Happy Valentine's Day
Week of February 10, 2020 - Third Grade - Happy Valentine's Day
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, by Carmen Agra Deedy
When her grandmother advises lovely cockroach Martina to spill coffee on suitors to see their true personality revealed, the beautiful cockroach is in for a surprise.
Video Cockroaches: Public Enemy #1 Discovery Education Streaming Video (password protected)
Activity Cockroach coloring sheet
Week of February 10, 2020 - Fourth Grade - Celebrating Love
The Case for Loving, by Selina Alko
Children these days would be shocked to know that before 1967 they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. This is the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who, in 1958, struggled with marriage laws. They fought the unfair laws and took their case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Celebrate the Supreme Court Ruling The Beatles All You Need is Love, 1967
Video NBC Nightly News Report: the Loving Case (aired 2012)
Week of February 10, 2020 - Fifth Grade - Valentine & Novel Study
XO, Ox: A Love Story, by Adam Rex
A hapless ox and a graceful gazelle share an affectionate correspondence initiated by the ox that transforms as the conceited gazelle is won over by the ox's hopelessly romantic overtures.
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 will be written in cursive (link to chart). Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter, by William R. Klemm, Ph.D., Psychology Today, posted March 14, 2013.