Week of May 22, 2023 | TK | 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 Goldfish coloring sheet
At-Home Activity Step-by-step video demonstration of how to draw a goldfish in a bowl
Week of May 22, 2023 | Kindergarten | We Love to Help at Home
When family members see the consequences of forgetting to write things on the grocery list, they not only do better at keeping the list up-to-date, they also help with the shopping.
The LIttle Red Hen, by Paul Galdone
In this classic folk tale, four friends live together in a cozy little house. The trouble is, only one of them does any work! The rest of them like to lie around the house all day. Do you think that's fair?
Video The Little Red Hen, presented by StoryTime at Awnie's House (running time 5:57)
Kitchen Connection Basic vanilla butter cake recipe with coloring sheet
Week of May 22, 2023 | First Grade | Puppy Fun
Gaston, by Kelly DiPucchio
A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park.
Antoinette, by Kelly DiPucchio
Raised in a family of talented bulldogs, Antoinette the poodle wonders what makes her special. She gets the chance to prove herself and find what she's good at when puppy Ooh-La-La goes missing
Crafty Connection Color and cut out dog ears to attach to hair with tape
Week of May 22, 2023 | 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 draw and color a swimming pool
Week of May 22, 2023 | 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 22, 2023 | Fourth Grade | Celebrating Memorial Day
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.
Crafty Connection Make a friendship bracelet with three braided pipe cleaners and five pony beads or even candy wrappers
Week of May 22, 2023 | Fifth Grade | Summer Reading Teaser
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