Week of March 1, 2021 | TK - Third Grade
CYRM Picture Books Continue
Sounding Out Words We Don't Know Pronounce the author's last name. Give it a try! Few-sigh-el? Foo-seal? Then click here to listen to the surprising way the author's family says it.
Poor Louie, by Tony Fucile | Nominee 2 of 5
Louie has the life every chihuahua dreams of, but when the pending arrival of a new baby upsets the balance of the family, Louie starts to wonder if there's still room for him.
Creative Connection If you don't know already, find out how your name was chosen and turn it into a story, real or imagined. Illustrate it simply, or in great detail. Now tuck that story away in your baby book. I promise you will treasure it when you come upon it when you are older.
Game Tired of your name? Want to be someone else? Visit babynames.com to see what your new name could be.
Video Poor Louie presented by GeorgetownCountyLibrary.
Video If you liked Poor Louie, you may enjoy another book by Tony Fucile, Let's Do Nothing! Frankie and Sal, believing they have "done it all," decide to do nothing for a while, but it's harder than they think. Presented by Mr. Paulson Reads.
Week of March 1, 2021 - Fourth and Fifth Grade
CYRM Picture Books for Older Readers Continue
Sergeant Reckless, by Patricia McCormick | Nominee 2 of 3
With every war comes stories of heroism. In this case, it's a little mare used to haul ammunition by U.S. soldiers during the Korean War. Though the marines had doubts about her ability to haul the heavy loads, they began her training. It quickly became apparent that not only did Reckless have a large heart, she'd also consume anything-including chocolate, Coca-Cola, and poker chips.
Video Sergeant Reckless presented by Kristi Farrell.
Background Video Sergeant Reckless, a Horse of a Different Breed.
Training Activity Do you have a dog at home? See if you can train your dog to carry a basket, following the steps in this video. Note the similarities and differences in how the dog is taught and how Reckless was taught.
Kitchen Connection Reckless surely did love her sweets! Bake some Candy Loaded Oatmeal Bars.