The Career Readiness Department invites our elementary family to join us for "Story Time," our new interactive hour where students can engage in Career Ready concepts and conversations. Sessions are hosted on Teams. 

Times and links are below. 

Season 4 : 2022 - 2023


Architecture & Construction

An unabridged board book for kids version of the bestselling, best-beloved hardcover, perfect for small hands. Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this construction book for kids a surefire bedtime favorite for truck-crazy kids everywhere. 

By Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld 


October 21, 2022

1:00 P.M.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Do you have what it takes to become a science sleuth? Of course you do! Discover how to gather clues and collect evidence to catch a thief, follow instructions to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, analyze handwriting, and much more. While you're having fun inspecting, detecting, and experimenting, you'll be learning all about the intriguing world of forensic science and its important role in real life. 

By Claudia Martin Illustrated by Katie Kear

November 18, 2022

1:00 P.M.

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Information Technology/ Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer

Crazy about Wii, Nintendo, X-Box, and PlayStation? Meet the inventor whose work made them all possible: Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system!

By Marcie Wessels

Illustrated by Beatriz Castro

December 16, 2022

1:00 P.M.


Law and Public Service

Are you curious about fire trucks? Firefighting clothes? Hoses and ladders? You're in luck! Firefighter Jim works at the fire department.

By Gina Bellisario

Illustrated by Ed Myer 

January 20, 2023

1:00 P.M.


Business, Marketing, and Finance 

The Four Money Bears teach kids the four basic functions of money. Spender Bear, Saver Bear, Investor Bear, and Giver Bear can each do good and bad things with their money. When they work together they learn to build a budget and teach each other how to better manage their money. The Four Money Bears and their friends share their stories and give kids fun financial tips. They come together in their forest home to teach everyone money management skills. These skills serve as building blocks for strong financial literacy and expose young children to healthy financial habits. Parents can also help kids create their own budget for every month of the year at the end of the story!

February 17, 2023

1:00 P.M.


Health Science / Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources / Energy

Before we eat, many people work very hard―planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. With vibrant illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, this book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits.

By: Pat Brisson

Illustrated by Mary Azarian 

March 24, 2023

1:00 P.M.


Manufacturing/  Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Now his marvelous machine – inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and airplanes – is ready to cruise. After a tour of the ritzy interior, Robert the Robot starts up the motor and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test-drive ever!

By Chris Van Dusen

April 28, 2023

1:00 P.M.


Education and Training/ Human Services/ Hospitality and Tourism

Children love to eat out at their favorite restaurant and are often curious about what happens once the waiter or waitress takes their order and disappears into the back room. What goes on behind the scenes after an order is placed? Where does the food come from? What does it look like back there? How does it all work? 

Written By: Ryan Afromsky

Illustrated by: Ron Noble

May 19, 2023

1:00 P.M.

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