Week of November 8, 2021 | TK and Kindergarten
Picture Book Month and Seasonal Veggie Silliness
Last week we met a bored potato. This week, a stern yam corrects a grammatically-challenged donkey.
Crafty Connection Draw a yam bookmark on orange construction paper.
Week of November 8, 2021 | First Grade
Picture Book Month and Feasting Season Silliness
When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.
My Little Sister Ate One Hare, by Bill Grossman
Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.
Crafty Connection Rainbow food choices coloring sheet
Week of November 8, 2021 | Second Grade
Picture Book Month and National Monuments
One More Acorn, by Don Freeman
As winter nears, Earl the Squirrel searches for the acorns he stashed in the parks of Washington, D.C. Iconic author/illustrator Don Freeman began this story in 1963. His son completed it with help from an illustrator almost 50 years later.
Crafty Connection Make leaf rubbings on the reverse of the Find the Alligator coloring sheet.
Week of November 8, 2021 | Third Grade
Picture Books and the Role of Empathy in Conflict Resolution
Helping her teacher next-door neighbor with his amazing garden, young Grace learns powerful lessons in community teamwork and environmental mindfulness when a plan for the garden's vegetables is threatened by an unanticipated problem.
Give It a Try This video shows how to start tomato plants from tomato slices.
Crafty Connection Conflict resolution strategies coloring sheet
Week of November 8, 2021 | Fourth Grade
Week of November 8, 2021 | Fifth Grade
Picture Book Month and the Power of Self, the Power of Unity
When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice.
Unstoppable, by Adam Rex
When a bird and a crab team up to combine the advantages of flight and claws, it gives them an idea: why not expand the team to include other animals who have a special trait--and soon they all set out to rescue their lake from development, because united together they are unstoppable.