PreK, K, 1st, 2nd
Description: Storybook PAL (Partners in Arts and Literacy) is targeted at early readers from PreK-2nd grade. Each month we release a new story with two recordings of a reading of the featured book (in English and in Spanish), along with a featured art form recording by a variety of professional teaching artists, these include visual art, theatre, puppetry, music and dance.
*Supporting curriculum is included in both English and Spanish with features such as: vocabulary, core curriculum, positive peer culture-social emotional learning and fun projects to enhance the learning experience.
Monthly Schedule (details subject to change)
September: Inspired by the book Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown. This heartwarming tale is based on the true story of a librarian in remote Columbia who shared the love of books with students’ by going to remote villages with his donkeys loaded with books. Mrs. Gloria will be our featured artist and will teach students to make their own book just like the girl in the story.
October: Inspired by the book Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler. Our story is about a skeleton and his monster friends who try to help him when his bones fall off! Each of his unique friends uses their special gifts to help Bonaparte. Ms. Janai will be our featured artist; she will teach you about movement and dance!
November: Inspired by the book The Stick by Clay Rice. The Stick is a store of pure imagination! Let your imagination inspire you as you read this tale of dreaming to be your best and sharing that with others. Award winning singer/songwriter John Dennie will help inspire you with an original song to learn along with him.
December: Inspired by the book Zetta the Poinsettia by Alma Hammond. Zetta is so excited to take center stage as a cherished holiday decoration but what happens after the holidays? Learn about how everyone and everything has a special place. Ms. Aaron will inspire you with her creative expression to go along with his great holiday tale.
January: Inspired by the book Ada Twist Scientist, by Andrea Beaty. To say Ada is inquisitive is an understatement! Her superpower is curiosity; she has a powerful thirst for knowledge. She loves science and loves experiments – which is a great way to learn – but it does get Ada into some situations! Ms. Rhianna will be our featured artist.
February: Inspired by the book Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud. This decadent and delightful culinary tale is based on a real person but with some fun creative twists. This is a story full of creative colorful words to learn. Mr. Jay is our featured artist; he is an animator, and he has a great lesson planned for you.
March: Inspired by the book The Luckiest Leprechaun, by Justine Korman. Our story this month involves a slightly grumpy untrusting leprechaun and his new pal – a loyal, trusty dog. This tale is one of trust and caring that I’m sure you will enjoy. Ballet Frontier’s dancers are excited to create a dance lesson for you to go with this story.
April: Inspired by the book Jayden’s Impossible Garden by Melina Mangal. Jayden lives in an apartment in the city but he loves nature. Despite his mom’s insistence that there is no nature around in the city, Jaden is determined to prove her wrong. With his neighbor they create an impossible garden for everyone to enjoy! We will have an eco-art video to inspire your gardening adventures no matter where you live.
May: Inspired by the book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. This classic tale, by the writer of The Gruffalo, is one of adventure and friendship between a tiny snail and a giant whale! You will have fun with our very favorite puppeteer Mr. Tomas helping you create a shadow puppet show of this great story!
#Student Served: — Unlimited Digital Participants
Program Materials: — Video reading of a Storybook in both English and Spanish, Video of arts instruction, ImagineGuide (PPT) and Projects
Content Area: Art, Literacy, Social Studies, Science and SEL
Available: First week of each month Sept-May