Week 12: February 22-26 (Theme: Celebrating Black History Month-Growth Mindset)
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall - After he passes his swimming lessons, little Jabari decides he's ready to try jumping off the diving board. When the big moment arrives, Jabari needs to work up the courage to jump. (Kind/1st)
Read Aloud - Jabari Jumps presented by The Alphabet Book Corner
Video - Courage for kids - what does it mean to have courage? What is Courage?
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton - Lonnie Johnson always had a mind for inventions, at a young age he built rockets in his bedroom. He became an engineer who worked for NASA until one day he invented the Super-Soaker entirely by accident. This books follows Lonnie's journey as an inventor who always bet on himself and never refused to give up on his dreams! (2nd/3rd)
Read Aloud - Whoosh! read by The Dream Channel Whoosh! read aloud
Video - Meet Lonnie Johnson Meet the man who invented the Super Soaker
For Fun - World's largest Super Soaker gun made by Mark Rober
Week 11: February 16-19 (Theme: Empathy/Kindness)
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson - Can one child's good deed change the world? It can when she's ordinary Mary who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries on her way home from school. (K/1)
Activity - choose a few ways from the Great Kindness Challenge to share kindness with others
Recipe - spread kindness with blueberry muffins from America's Taste Kitchen Kids club Berry Good Muffins
Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate - Known as the shopping mall gorilla, Ivan lived alone in a small gage for almost 50 years before he was finally relocated to the gorilla habitat at Zoo Atlanta in 1994 - where he lived to the age of 50 (1962-2012) (2nd/3rd).
Read-aloud - Ivan read aloud by PV Story Time
Activity - choose some ways from the Great Kindness Challenge to show kindness towards others.
Recipe - spread kindness by sharing treats with loved ones Rocky Road Cookies from Baking Mad
Week 10: February 8-12 (Theme: Valentine's Day)
Yuck a Love Story by Don Gillmore - 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 (Kind/1st)
Set the Mood: Whimsical music
Read Aloud - Yuck a Love Story read by bentonco library
Craft connection - yucky fluffy slime recipe coloring sheet
Video - How did Valentine's Day start?
Henry in Love by Peter McCarty- Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker, then there's Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a spectacular cartwheel. This is the story of how one blueberry muffin makes all the difference. (2nd/3rd)
Set the mood- Whimsical piano music
Read aloud - Henry in Love read by AHEV library
Craft connection - Cupid Coloring Page