Week of January 4, 2021 - TK and Kindergarten - New Beginnings
Video Amphibian Life Cycles Discovery Education (streaming service password protected)
Tad, by Benji Davies
When everyone in the big pond starts disappearing, Tad, the smallest tadpole in the pond, wonders if the Big Blub will get her too.
Video Five Little Speckled Frogs Tike Tunes
Crafty Connection Create a fun, silly, dangly-legged frog with paper and glue. Step-by-step instructions
Week of January 2, 2021 - First Grade - Growth Mindset
On Account of the Gum, by Adam Rex
In a timeless tale of wordplay and humor, a family resorts to increasingly wacky measures to get a wad of gum unstuck from a kid's hair, causing everything from butter and scissors to the vacuum and a pet cat to become impossibly, hilariously entangled.
National Bubble Gum Day Observed on the first Friday in February. Click here for the origins of the celebration, and here for more info.
Video Bubblegum How It's Made DiscoveryTV UK
Crafty Connection Gumball machine collage. Step-by-step directions
Week of January 4, 2021 - Second Grade - You Are Enough
Knot Cannot, by Tiffany Stone
A whimsical tale follows the experiences of a piece of rope that unhappily compares itself to a snake that can move and hiss, before a dilemma helps the rope discover the benefits of its knotting capabilities.
Crafty Connection Click here for step-by-step video directions to learn several knots. Click here to create a silky knotted snake using rope, yarn, or paracord.
Week of January 4, 2021 - Third Grade - The END of 2020!! YAY!!
Video Adios 2020 Prayan Animation Studio
Butts are Everywhere, by Jonathan Stutzman
It's not usual for a book about butts to be read out loud, but with a year as we have just experienced and times that we are not yet through, it's a great way to celebrate the "tail end" of 2020 with a little laughter, and some information, too.
Crafty Connection But of course, using toilet paper rolls to create cuteness and beauty! Ideas here
Week of January 4, 2021 - Fourth & Fifth Grade - Joy of Science
Dr. Anthony Fauci is an immunologist and has served as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, where he oversees research to diagnose, prevent, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. In an interview, he talked about serving the health community for more than half a century, saying, "it's electrifying, when you look at all the good that you can do."
Video Dr. Fauci on his 52 years in clinical biomedical research MSNBC
Beatrix Potter, Scientist, by Lindsay H. Metcalf
Although best known today for her illustrated stories about cuddly animals, Beatrix Potter's first love was science, a passion she pursued by observing, questioning, collecting, and recording. She collected animals, sketched them in life, and, after death, examined their bones. Because Beatrix lived at a time when women were not encouraged to follow a passion for science, she turned to storytelling.