Week of May 30, 2022 | TK | Sharing
Monkey and Cake are normally good friends, but today Cake is building a no-Monkey fort--until Monkey teaches him a lesson about being alone and he realizes that forts (and other things) are much better when they are shared.
How to Share with a Bear, by Erik Pinder
Thomas builds a cave of pillows and blankets where he can read, but when he goes to get a flashlight, a young "bear" goes inside and nothing Thomas does discourages the bear from being near him.
Crafty Connection Craft a brown bag bear puppet using paint and cut-out shapes, or simplify by using markers instead.
Week of May 30, 2022 | Kindergarten | Fun with Cats & Kindness
Slipper the cat is mistakenly left behind in the commotion when the lady she has always lived with moves in with her daughter's family, so Slipper sets out to find someone new to adopt.
The Cat Who Lost His Purr, by Michele Coxon
Bootle the cat searches inside and outside for his lost purr and only retrieves it when his owners return.
I Like Your Buttons! by Sarah Lamstein,
When a little girl compliments her teacher it starts a chain reaction of goodwill, good deeds, and thoughtfulness throughout the day.
June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Click for info
Crafty Connection Create a bracelet made with buttons and pipe cleaners.
Week of May 30, 2022 | First Grade | A HOLE Lot of Fun
What is the proper way to ask for a doughnut?
The Hole Story of the Doughnut, by Pat Miller
In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that his knack for creative problem-solving would yield one of the world's most prized pastries.
Arnie the Doughnut, by Laurie Keller
Video Arnie the Doughnut presented by Storyline Online and actor Chris O'Dowd
Arnie the talking doughnut tries to convince Mr. Bing that not all doughnuts are meant to be eaten.
Crafty Connection Doughnut coloring sheet
Week of May 30, 2022 | Second Grade | Joy of Reading
Potatoes, by Sylvia A. Johnson
Describes the development of the potato, including information on planting seed potatoes, sprouting, the growth of the plant and its underground tubers, and the role played by tubers in the life of the potato plant, along with history of the introduction of the potato into the European diet.
The Potato King, by Christoph Niemann
A bit of reverse psychology employed by King Frederick the Great of Prussia helped make the potato the fourth largest food crop in the world today.
Crafty Connection Video directions to make an owl using a potato stamp or recreate using crayons
Week of May 30, 2022 | Third Grade | Fascinating Worms
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of the common earthworm.
My Brother Louis Measures Worms and Other Louis Stories, by Barbara Robinson
Mary Elizabeth relates the humorous misadventures of her brother Louis in this collection of short stories. This week: The Adoption of Albert
Crafty Connection Cut a spiral to make a long wiggle worm on the reverse of the worm joke sheet
At-Home Connection Paint with coffee
Week of May 30, 2022 | Fourth Grade | New Perspectives
Tall Pine, Spotted Beetle, and Hummingbird are certain that being a rock is boring until Old Rock shares what he has seen and done since he first flew out of a volcano.
Charlotte and the Rock, by Stephen W. Martin
More than anything, Charlotte wants a pet. She doesn't even care what kind. But when her parents surprise her on her sixth birthday with a pet rock, the girl is thrown for a loop. Still, she tries her best to look on the bright side of the situation. Charlotte grows to love her pet, but she wishes it could return her affection. In a silly twist, Charlotte's wish comes true in a big way.
Activity Rock painting tutorial with suggested supplies, step-by-step and simple designs.
Week of May 30, 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 No need to roast anyone, Hansel and Gretel...how about a PB&J sandwich made like this?