• Read: Star of the Week by Barney Saltzberg - Georgia Picture Book Award Nominee

  • At the mid-section of the book, illustrate what Stanley is doing. Draw the 'noodle' and turn it into a worm. Draw Polly's squiggle.

  • At the end:

  • Do a few more squiggle drawings on the board.

  • Check-out at mid-time

  • Watch a book Franklin Goes to School on Tumblebooks


  • Tops and Bottoms

  • Use cards to talk about vegetables that grow on top and on bottom.

  • Discussion of Above and Below (as listed in KDG Curriculum)

  • 398.2 STE


Lewis & Clark overview

  • Show map from last week's lesson

    • Historical Map from Bookflix > People & Places

    • Lewis & Clark expedition

  • Quick intro to Lewis and Clark

  • Show Google images of Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea

  • Read some excerpts from Seaman's Journal : On the Trail with Lewis and Clark E EUB

    • LA - point of view (who writes the book)

    • Genre - Historical Fiction


Booktalks about series:

  • Arthur

  • Katie Woo

  • Boxcar Children



Discussion: Booktalks about several series titles in their reading range.

  • Johnathon London (Froggy),

  • Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Treehouse), and

  • Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones).

  • Matt Christopher (sports)



  • Read: Myths of Native America - the Dueling Brothers

  • Discussion: what are myths? Example of different types of myths.

  • Exercise: Read and discuss the myths and location in the Dewey System.

  • Materials Needed: books and many examples of Native American texts. 398.2 DAL


  • Abraham Lincoln Come Home 973.7 BUR

  • gSlides of story and facts

  • Image of Teddy Roosevelt looking out window