Week of November 9, 2020 - TK and Kindergarten
Picture Book Month and Seasonal Veggie Silliness
A stern yam corrects a grammatically-challenged donkey.
Video Because TK and Kindergarten miss library this week due to the Veterans Day Holiday, students can enjoy this reading of I Yam a Donkey presented by Mr. Shawn's Storytime.
Crafty Connection Draw a yam bookmark on orange construction paper.
Week of November 9, 2020 - First Grade
Picture Book Month and Feasting Season Silliness
When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.
Crafty Connection Rainbow food choices coloring sheet
Week of November 9, 2020 - Second Grade
Picture Book Month and National Monuments
One More Acorn, by Don Freeman
As winter nears, Earl the Squirrel searches for the acorns he stashed in the parks of Washington, D.C. Iconic author/illustrator Don Freeman began this story in 1963. His son completed it with help from an illustrator almost 50 years later.
Crafty Connection Make leaf rubbings on the reverse of the Find the Alligator coloring sheet.
Week of November 9, 2020 - Third Grade
Picture Book Month - Curriculum Connection to Mystery Fiction
Zoom Squirrel and his pals practice a new superpower while trying to discover the identity of an enigmatic Mystery Reader.
Private I. Guana: the Case of the Missing Chameleon, by Nina Laden
A detective is hired to search the forest for a missing chameleon.
Video Read by actor Esai Morales presented by Storyline Online.
Week of November 9, 2020 - Fourth Grade
Picture Book Month - Curriculum Connection to Reading Nonfiction
Albert was a peculiar baby with a big head. When he was older he hit his sister, bothered his teachers, and didn't have many friends. In the midst of all this, he was fascinated with solving puzzles and scientific problems. The ideas Albert Einstein (1879-1955) came up with during his childhood as an odd boy were destined to change what we understand about the world around us.
Video N Is a Number: a Portrait of Paul Erdos (trailer)
The Boy Who Loved Math, by Deborah Heiligman
At the age of four Paul Erdos (1913-1996) could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty!
Website A Magical Answer to an 80-Year-Old Puzzle. Terence Tao, now a math professor at UCLA, was a youngster when he met Erdos.
Having an Erdos Number Paul Erdos published papers with 507 coauthors. In the mathematics community those 507 people have the coveted distinction of having an Erdos number of 1, meaning that they wrote a paper with Erdos himself. Someone who published a paper with one of his coauthors is said to have an Erdos number of 2, and an Erdos number of 3 means that someone wrote a paper with someone who wrote a paper with someone who worked with Erdos. Albert Einstein’s Erdos number was 2. The highest known Erdos number is 15; this excludes non mathematicians, who all have an Erdos number of infinity.
Website Paul Erdos International Math Challenge
At Home Activity Tessellation art with worksheet and video demonstration.
Week of November 9, 2020 - Fifth Grade
Picture Book Month and the Power of Self, the Power of Unity
When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice.
Video Thirteen-year-old Brayden Harrington speaks out about stuttering on NBC News
Unstoppable, by Adam Rex
When a bird and a crab team up to combine the advantages of flight and claws, it gives them an idea: why not expand the team to include other animals who have a special trait--and soon they all set out to rescue their lake from development, because united together they are unstoppable.