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May 22, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Sing

May 21, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Be Kind

May 20, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hervey - It's Mine!

May 19, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Three Hens and a Peacock

May 18, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Lesnett - That's What Friends are For

May 15, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Leonardo the Terrible Monster

May 14, 2020 Storytime - Mrs.Hervey - Inch by Inch

May 13, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

May 12, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Lesnett - A Fine, Fine School

May 11, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Wherever You Are

May 4-8, 2020 READING ADVENTURE DAYS - SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE

May 1, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Are You My Mother?

April 30, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hervey - Bustle in the Bushes

April 29, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Water for One, Water for Everyone

April 28, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Rau - Blue Whale Blues

April 27, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Black? White! Day? Night!

April 23, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hervey - All Things Bright and Beautiful 

April 22, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - The Little Engine That Could

April 21, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Rhyming Dust Bunnies

April 20, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Not a Box

April 17, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hervey - Mr. Seahorse

April 15, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - One

April 14, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - A Butterfly is Born

April 13, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hervey - The Lamb and the Butterfly

April 10,2020 Storytime - Pastor Dirk - Resurrection Eggs

April 9, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Lesnett - God Gave Us Easter

April 8, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - Bible - Easter

April 7. 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Bishop - The Easter Story

April 6, 2020 Storytime - Mrs.Hervey - Fontaninis

April 3. 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Griffin - And Then It's Spring

April 2, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Orla's Upside Down Day

April 1, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Rau - Caps For Sale

March 31, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Spiker - What Newt Could Do For Turtle

March 30, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Griffin - A Birthday for Bear

March 27, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Coco - After the Fall

March 26, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Spiker - A Bedtime for Bear

March 25, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hughes - Nobody Hugs a Cactus

March 24, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Hervey - Koala Lou


March 20, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Lesnett - The Snail and the Whale

March 19, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Rau - A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

March 18, 2020 Storytime - Mrs. Bishop - Frog and Toad are Friends

 

 

Reading Adventure is a time to explore the world of children’s literature using
the work of several authors and illustrators that were meaningful to each
classroom. Typically, we would have travelled throughout the building
experiencing different activities related to each book. This year, we invite you
to go on a mini-adventure, virtually, with the help of the activities listed below.

 

Welcome to the Purple Room!

Story: Frog and Toad are Friends
           Written by Arnold Lobel

This story celebrates friendship…Toad is sad because he never receives any mail.  Frog wants to cheer him up, so he runs home and writes Toad a letter.  Make your own mailbox out of an empty container or box. Write a letter or draw pictures for your family members and mail them in your mailbox. Family members can write back!

 

Welcome to the Yellow Room!

Story: The Snail and the Whale
           Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

One moonlit night a humpback whale offers to take a little sea snail on a trip around the world. They see all sorts of things until the whale, inadvertently, swims into a bay and is beached by the retreating tide. Snail comes to her rescue recruiting lots of help. Soon they are on their way back home to share their adventure with the other snails in the flock. 

Make some binoculars! Use 2 toilet paper tubes (or cut a larger one into 2 pieces approximately the same size as tp tubes.) Decorate & tape these together. Add a piece of yarn for a strap to go around your neck. Instead of traveling the world, travel around your house, yard or neighborhood. See if you can spot some things that are smaller than a snail or bigger than a whale.

Welcome to the Monkey Room!

Story: After the Fall
          Written and illustrated by Dan Santat

After his fall and recovery, Humpty Dumpty who is an avid birdwatcher is afraid to return to his favorite spot on the wall because he is now terrified of heights. This story follows how he finds the courage to get back up again.  What would have happened to Humpty Dumpty if he wasn’t so injured after he fell? Is there something that would have made a difference?

See if you can make something to protect Humpty Dumpty when he falls! First, you will need to make Humpty Dumpty.  A real egg (raw or hard boiled - depending on how brave you are!) or a plastic Easter egg will work. Add a face with a marker. Use your creativity and engineering skills to make a contraption using whatever materials you have on hand to protect Humpty Dumpty.

Place Humpty Dumpty inside your contraption. Be sure a grown up is watching (and taking pictures!) Take a “before” picture. Find a place up high (on top of a retaining wall, out a second floor window, the top of a play set, the top of a ladder, a branch from a tree you can climb….don’t go somewhere that isn’t safe for you!) Then on the count of 3, drop Humpty Dumpty and your contraption…did it work? What happened? Take an“after” picture. Is there a different way to protect Humpty Dumpty? Try again!

Welcome to the Orange Room!

Story: A Birthday for Bear
          Written by Bonnie Becker and illustrated by Kady Denton

It’s Bear’s birthday, but he doesn’t want to celebrate. His friend, Mouse goes to great lengths to make it special with cards, balloons and even birthday cake! Each visit he creatively tries to get in Bear’s house, even dressing up in comical disguises. Mouse persists until, finally, Bear realizes he might like a birthday celebration after all.

Throw a birthday party for a Teddy bear (or another stuffed friend if you don’t have a bear.) Make decorations, write out invitations, make a cake (pretend or real!), dress up, set the table and have fun celebrating your bear’s birthday. Don’t forget to sing and blow out the candles!

Welcome to the Blue Room!

Story: Nobody Hugs a Cactus
          Written and illustrated by Carter Goodrich

Hank, a grouchy cactus, is quite happy with his solitary life in the desert and is annoyed when others try to interact with him until it is suggested that what he needs is a hug, but no one wants to hug a prickly cactus…. no one is even offering one. Hank has a change of heart and comes up with a plan to get the one thing he thought he would never need: a hug from a friend. Hank is so prickly things stick to him.

Using a piece of velcro (the rough hook side, not the soft side) experiment with what will stick to the velcro and what doesn’t stick. Make a pile for those that stick and those that don’t. Compare the items in these piles. Can you figure out a rule for what will stick and what won’t?

Welcome to the Red Room!

Story: A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
          Written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee love the great outdoors, so they hitch up their trailer and head out of town. As they enjoy a peaceful camping trip along comes a marshmallow loving bear and the excitement begins. In a flash, Mr. Magee and Dee are plunging down a mountain, racing down a river and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall!

It’s time to go camping! Pitch a tent (real or blanket) and gather up your supplies…sleeping bag, campfire, flashlight, marshmallows…. pretend you are going on a real camp out. Maybe you can even sleep in your tent! Try making indoor s’mores…(Recipe: preheat oven to 400. Lay 1/2 of the graham cracker on a cookie sheet. Top with a piece of chocolate bar or several chocolate chips. Place a marshmallow on top.  Bake until marshmallow puffs and is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the other 1/2 of the graham cracker to make a sandwich. Serve warm and gooey!)

Welcome to the Green Room!

Story: Koala Lou
          Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Pamela Lofts

Koala Lou is the first born in a large family. She loves to hear her mother say, “Koala Lou, I do love you!” However as more siblings are born, Koala Lou’s feelings of sadness and neglect grow because her mother seems too busy to pay her any attention. She thinks if she wins the tree climbing contest in the Bush Olympics, her mother will notice her again, so she starts training. After the contest she realizes that she doesn’t have to earn her mother’s attention or love, it is always there.

The Bush Olympics are competitions between the many Australian animals. You can have your own Olympics while pretending to be an Australian animal. Can you climb like a koala, hop like a kangaroo, fly like a kookaburra, waddle like a platypus, glide like a sugar glider, run with your head held high like an ostrich, move in slow motion like a wombat, crawl like a gecko, bounce like a wallaby? (For more info about Australian animals visit Socratica Kids
Australian Animals on YouTube.)


Welcome to the Gym!

Story: Traveling with Jesus
          Adapted from the Bible, the inspired Word of God


By exploring several of the areas where Jesus would have traveled in the context of the Bible lessons we have learned, we can have a better understanding of life during Bible times and how we fit into God’s amazing plan.
A new video of The Life of Jesus being read is available by clicking the link below.

 

 

 

 

 
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