Week of January 3, 2022 | Program Content Online for TK-5th Grade
Library Closed this Week | Mrs. Snively Returns January 10
Mrs. Snively will be taking care of a family commitment Jan. 3-7.
Return Library Books Next Week
Students had the opportunity to borrow extra books right before winter break.
Program Content Online
Teachers are invited to share the following grade level library program content with their students during the usual weekly class visit time.
Week of January 3, 2022 | TK and Kindergarten | New Beginnings
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Video Life Cycle of a Frog for Kids (running time approx.3 min.)
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 Tad, presented by Kinder Studios (running time approx. 5 min.)
Video Five LIttle Speckled Frogs by Tike Tunes (running time approx. 2 min.)
Crafty Connection Create a fun, silly, dangly-legged frog with paper and glue. Step-by-step instructions
Week of January 3, 2022 | First Grade | Stretchy Growth Mindset
Video Bubblegum How It's Made (running time approx. 5 min.)
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.
Video On Account of the Gum, presented by Storytime with Suzanne (running time approx. 6 min.)
Stretchy Growth Mindset
When gum is chewed it becomes so stretchy. Next time you get stuck while figuring something out, imagine your mind is like stretchy, bendy, swirly chewing gum, and see if you can get unstuck from the stuck spot in your mind, onward to a brand new avenue of thought. Keep trying new ideas!
Crafty Connection Gumball machine collage. Step-by-step directions
Week of January 3, 2022 | Second Grade | Growth Mindset Self-Talk
Words that sound the same but have different meanings. How many other homophones do you know?
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.
Video Knot Cannot, presented by Ms. Karamy, Crystal Lake Public Library (running time approx. 12 min.) Have paper and pencil ready for stop-and-jot participation, if desired.
Self-Talk and Growth Mindset Next time you get stuck while figuring something out, try not to compare yourself with others. Tell yourself you can do it! Keep trying new ideas!
Crafty Connections 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 3, 2022 | Third Grade | Doing the Right Thing
What does it mean to do the right thing? Why is it important to do the right thing even when no one is looking?
A Bike Like Sergio's, by Maribeth Boelts
Money is tight for Ruben's parents so the chances of him getting the bike he wants are slim until he finds a hundred dollar bill. Finders keepers? Or honesty is the best policy?
Video A Bike Like Sergio's, presented by Readalotamus (running time approx. 13 min.)
Spread the Love
Because kindness matters! Click here to read about the origins of the Great Kindness Challenge and here for the school edition of the Great (socially distanced) Kindness Challenge
Week of January 3, 2022 | Fourth and Fifth Grade
Curriculum Connection to Social Justice Book Club Selections
Over the next few weeks, students in fourth and fifth grade will vote to help decide the favorite California Young Reader Picture Book for Older Readers. There are three nominees in this category:
- Before She Was Harriet, by Lisa Ransome-Cline
- The Skydiving Beavers, by Susan Wood
- Let the Children March, by Monica Clark-Robinson (this week's selection)
Nearly 55 years ago, an anti-segregation march that came to be known as the Children's Crusade was instrumental in pushing President John F. Kennedy and Congress to adopt the Voting Rights Act. That event is chronicled as a semi-fictional narrative from the perspective of one of the young participants in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. Bolstered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assurances, the children endured snarling dogs, water hoses, and jail, emerging exhausted but undefeated. The illustrations bring to life the determination of the marchers without sugarcoating the reality. This story remains relevant as the struggle for justice and voting rights continues today.
Video Let the Children March, presented by StoryTimeWithMsMelange (running time approx. 7 min.)