Week of May 23, 2022 | TK and Kindergarten | Vacation Plans
Three goldfish live in a small bowl, in an apartment building, in the middle of a big city, until one summer they get to go on vacation--in a fountain, with lily pads, and reeds, and other neighborhood goldfish. Based on true events in New York City.
The real Hamilton Fountain in New York City Named after Robert Ray Hamilton (1850-1890), the great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton. He gave the fountain as a place for city horses to have a drink. Located at Riverside Drive and 76th Street.
Crafty Connection Step-by-step video demonstration of how to draw a goldfish in a bowl
Week of May 23, 2022 | First Grade | Adventure in China
A little duck finds adventure on the Yangtze River when he is too late to return to his master's houseboat one evening.
Video Fishing in China with cormorants
Crafty Connection Activity Step-by-step directions to fold an origami boat
Week of May 23, 2022 | Second Grade | Summer Reading
When their mother drops them off at the library several afternoons a week, nine-year-old William and his brother dread the overbearing librarian, but are surprised at what they discover. Chapter 3 of 5.
Crafty Connection Step-by-step directions to make a simple owl scene using potato stamps and directions for a more complicated potato stamp art project. Both require adult supervision.
Week of May 23, 2022 | Third Grade | When Things Don't Go Right
Mary Elizabeth relates the humorous misadventures of her brother Louis in this collection of short stories featuring two very responsible children who somehow find themselves at the center of chaos.
This week part 2 of 2: Louis at the Wheel.
The Rabbit Listened, by Cori Doerrfeld
When a child's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but the rabbit knows what the boy needs is someone to just listen.
Video OK Go This Too Shall Pass
Week of May 23, 2022 | Fourth Grade
Celebrating Memorial Day by Paying Kindness Forward
A fifteen-year-old soldier in World War II meets a sweet young girl in the Philippines who helps him remember what he is fighting for as he helps her and others of her village avoid starvation. Many years later she returns his kindness. Part 2 of 2.
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Day, by Emily Pearson
A child's good deed is multiplied as it is passed on by those who have been touched by the kindness of others.
Crafty Connection Make a friendship bracelet with pipe cleaners and beads or even candy wrappers
Week of May 23, 2022 | Fifth Grade | Summer Reading Teaser
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales as the siblings learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Video Hansel and Gretel are famous for eating a candy house. Candy is not gross, and, therefore, not awesome. But what if they ate a house of bugs? Ewww! Now THAT'S gross! The Case for Eating Bugs