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Featured Read Aloud

This Week's Activity:

  • Learn how to make a simple paper turkey craft by watching the video below:

This Week's Writing Prompt/Conversation:

  • What are are 3 things you are thankful for? Write them down and discuss them with your family.

Featured Read Aloud of the Week: November 16th - November 20th

This week, in preparation for Thanksgiving, the book we are featuring from Storyline Online is "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano. This charming and silly holiday story shows how Turkey, unhappy with his Thanksgiving fate, finds a way to change it. Turkey helps remind us that sometimes the best way to problem-solve is to be as creative as possible!

Turkey Trouble

Read by:

Marc Maron

  • Written by: Wendi Silvano

  • Illustrated by: Lee Harper

  • Published by: Two Lions

  • Read by: Marc Maron

  • Suggested grade level: TK - 2nd

  • Run time: 6 minutes

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea--what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

Featured Read Aloud of the Week: November 9th - Novemeber 13th

This week, as a celebration of friendship and sharing, the book we are featuring from Storyline Online is "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister. With the excitement of welcoming back our young students on campus this week, this sweet story is the perfect way to remind them that sharing who they are and what they have is the greatest gift of all and leads to true happiness.

The Rainbow Fish

Read by:

Ernest Borgnine

  • Written by: Marcus Pfister

  • Illustrated by: Marcus Pfister

  • Published by: North-South Books

  • Read by: Ernest Borgnine

  • Suggested grade level: TK - 1st

  • Run time: 6 minutes

The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. The book is best known for its morals about the value of being an individual and for the distinctive shiny foil scales of the Rainbow Fish.

Suggested Reading Lists

Need some help finding that “just right” book? Look at these suggestions from teachers and students across the country.

The students at the Center for Teaching and Learning, an internationally recognized demonstration school, publishes an annual list of grade level suggestions. Teachers, parents, and students may use this list as a guide toward great selections. Click here.

Are you looking for a good book to read? Each month independent booksellers across the country choose their favorite selections and write a short, descriptive review. Be sure to consult the current Kids Next List as well as previous lists. Click here.

Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. Below is a link for parents and students to access Scholastic book lists and recommendations. Click here.