Week of February 12, 2024 | TK | Valentine's Day
Clifford's First Valentine's Day, by Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth describes all the Valentine fun that she and Clifford had when he was just a tiny puppy in her pocket.
Never Too Little to Love, by Jeanne Willis
How can a tiny mouse get the kiss he needs?
Library Crafty Connection Valentine lift-the-flap
At Home Crafty Connection Heart Mouse Paper Craft Instructions
Week of February 12, 2024 | Kindergarten | Valentine's Day
Mr. Tanen's Ties, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
The principal at Lynnhurst Elementary School is well known for his colorful and unusual ties, but his boss orders him to stop wearing them until he learns to love them too, and ties a knot of another sort.
Crafty Connection Color a crazy tie from the template, cut out the shape, and paper clip it to your collar.
Week of February 12, 2024 | First Grade | Valentine's Day
Yuck, a Love Story, by Don Gillmor
Austin has a hard time admitting he likes his new neighbor, Amy, but when her birthday comes he goes to fantastic lengths to get her an unexpected present.
Video Small Talk "Kids on Valentine's Day: What's this Love Thing All About?"
Crafty Connection Coloring sheet with yucky fluffy slime recipe
Week of February 12, 2024 | Second Grade | Valentine's Day
Shiro in Love, by Wendy Tokuda
Shiro started as an unwanted pup left in a garbage dump, but after he was rescued he became famous in Japan.
Crafty Connection Valentine's Day Puppy Love coloring sheet
Week of February 12, 2024 | Third Grade | Valentine's Day
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, by Carmen Agra Deedy
When her grandmother advises lovely cockroach Martina to spill coffee on suitors to see their true personality revealed, the beautiful cockroach is in for a surprise.
Website Cockroach info for kids
Video Cockroaches: Public Enemy #1 Discovery Education Streaming Video (password protected)
Crafty Connection Cockroach facts coloring sheet
Week of February 12, 2024 | Fourth Grade | Valentine's Day
Homonyms cause great confusion as an increasingly cranky yam tries to make introductions and provide explanations about a lady sheep to a silly donkey.
Hug Me, by Simona Ciraolo
Felipe the cactus just wants a hug, but his family is not the touchy-feely kind, so he goes out into the world to find a friend and maybe get that long awaited hug.
Nobody Hugs a Cactus, by Carter Goodrich
Hank is prickly and cantankerous. He enjoys a solitary life in the windowsill of a desert hut, where he can survey the surrounding Southwestern vistas. Through encounters with various passersby, Hank soon realizes how lonely for affection he is.
Video A camel snacks on a prickly pear cactus with 6-inch spikes
Library Crafty Connection Cactus coloring sheet
At Home Crafty Connection Paint a cactus rock garden
Week of February 12, 2024 | Fifth Grade | Valentine's Day
Polly belongs with Molly, Eric belongs with Derek, Perry belongs with Terry--everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in their own unique way. But for Poor Mr Scruff, alone in the dogs' home, there's no one--that is until a very special little boy arrives looking for a friend.
Video NBC Nightly News Report: the Loving Case (aired 2012)
The Case for Loving, by Selina Alko
Children these days would be shocked to know that before 1967 they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. This is the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who, in 1958, struggled with marriage laws. They fought the unfair laws and took their case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Video Released in 1966, "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees was top of the charts in 1967
Crafty Connection Fairy tale coloring sheet | All you need is love coloring sheet