October 2016 – Ms. Dicuio’s Class

Bear feels sick  A little story about a big turnip

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

A Little Story About a Big Turnip by Tatiana Zunshine


Earlier in the month, the children had learned the motto, “Hands are for helping, not hurting.” To help emphasize this concept, we discussed how in both books, the characters used their hands to help others. The children were then shown a poster that said, “we are more than a class, we are a team.” Before starting the project of the day, the children were placed in a huddle where the new motto was repeated three times. After that, they were asked to, with the help of the education students, trace their hands and color them. The education students cut the hands out and helped the children place them on the poster.










April 2016 – Mrs. Danyluk’s Class

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw


A student from China showed the children how to make a paper craft popular in her country.

April 2016 – Ms. Bartoszek’s Class

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

For this story time, a group of ESL students were invited over to discuss various aspects of their home countries. The kids learned about different aspects of life in Korea, Japan, and China.

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February 2016 – Mrs. Kolb’s Class

Look What Came from China by Miles Harvey

The Pet Dragon by Christoph Niemann


The theme of this story time was the Chinese New Year. Each child was given a piece of red paper with “year of the snake” written in large Chinese characters. The children traced the characters with a marker and then decorated them with colored tissue paper.



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January 2016 – Ms. DiCuio’s Class

Silly Doggy Cov

Silly Doggy by Adam Stower

A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid


The kids were given a blank book in the shape of a bear. They were asked to draw a story about meeting an animal in their backyard.

April 2015 – Mrs. Danyluk’s Class

The boy who harnessed the windNow & Ben : the modern inventions of Benjamin Franklin

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Now and Ben by Gene Barretta

The theme of the day was inventions. The kids were each given a plain piece of paper and told to draw their own invention. On the back of the paper, they were asked to write down the name and a little description including what it does and how it might help people. All of the papers were then put in a binder called “The Inventions of Mrs. Danyluk’s Class” that they could bring back to their classroom and share with their peers and parents.

March 2015 – Ms. Bartoszek’s Class

Earth to Clunk 

Earth to Clunk  by Pam Smallcomb

Company’s Coming by Arthur Yorinks

(Thank you to Chapel School Librarian, Sharon Peterson, for lending us Company’s Coming!)


The kids were given Crayola Model Magic to create their own aliens.

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February 2015 – Mrs. Rockhill’s Class

Look what came from China  The runaway wok : a Chinese New Year tale

Look What Came from China by Miles Harvey

The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine

The kids located China on the globe, and learned about some inventions that came from the country, including ice cream! After the story, the children colored dragon heads and attached ribbon to create windsocks for the Chinese New Year.

December 2014 – Mrs. Kolb’s Class


Michael Recycle Saves Christmas by Ellie Bethel

Robot Zot by Jon Scieszka

The kids decorated two 3-D standing robots made out of wrapping paper and cardboard boxes.





November 2014 – Mrs. Tween’s Class


Goodnight Owl by Pat Hutchins

I am NOT Sleepy and I will NOT Go to Bed by Lauren Child


The kids drew bedtime stories in pajama-shaped booklets. They were asked to thank their family members for reading every night by sharing their new stories at bedtime.