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Bullying
G1-3 The Klutzy Kangaroo
G2-6 Sundance and the Bully
G5-12 The Bully Games 

 

Character Education
GK-2 Jake Can't Fake It (responsibility)
GK-2 - Surprise! Uh-Oh! Oh, No! (cooperation)
GK-2 There's No One Like You (acceptance) 
G1-3 The Klutzy Kangaroo (bullying) 
G2-6 Sundance and the Bully (bullying) 
GK-3 I Want My Room Back (responsibility) 
G3-6 The Fairy and the Frog (friendship) 
G2-4 The Coopersville Capers (compromise, getting along)
G2-4 The Me They Hardly See (physical disabilities)
G3-6 Send Me A Sign (sign language)
G4-9 Soccer Stars (forgiveness, honesty) 
G2-4 Littlest Princess and the Butterfly (being yourself)
G3-6 An Unexpected Path (being different, growing up)
G5-12 The Bully Games (bullying) 

Classic Literature
G1-2 The Three Little Pigs
GK-2 The Three Goats Gruff Go to the Greener Side
G1-3 Goldilocks and the Three Bears
G1-3 Little Red Riding Hood
G1-4 Jack and the Beanstalk
G1-4 Ucky Duck
G3-6 The Elves and the Shoemaker
G4-6 Rumple-Stilt-Who?
G4-6 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
G4-8 A Sweet Escape
G4-8 Peter Pan
G4-8 Princess and the Pea
G6-12 Rapunzel
G6-12 Railway Children
G7-12 Around the World in 80 Days
G7-12 Comedy of Errors
G7-12 Romeo and Juliet

Community
G1-3 A Squirrel in Time
G1-3 The Berry Pie Mystery
G3-5 Stone Soup
G3-5 One Thousand Stories About the Patchwork Blanket
    (passing down traditions)

Courage
G1-3 How to Catch Monsters
G3-5 A Tumblestone Tune

Family
G5-8 Watchamacallit Wizardry
G4-8 Jacob's Magic Mittens
G5-8 The Mustermill Project
G5-8 Protecting the Magic

Friendship
GK-1 Sam's Secret
G6-12 Sherman the Shy
G3-6 Tiny Heroes of the Waves
G3-6 The Fairy and the Frog

Government/Order
G6-12 Mission Humanity

Health/Nutrition
G1-5 Ick! I'm Sick! (spreading germs)
GK-2 The Three Goats Gruff Go to the Greener Side 
  (eating vegetables)
PK-1 Water Works (hydration)
PK-1 Save Your Smile (dental hygiene)
G4-6 Fabulous Food Detectives (healthy eating)
G2-4 The Ice Cream Dream (over-eating)
G3-6 Mini, the Super Watermelon (organic fruits and vitamins)
G4-8 The Veggie Rap (vegetables, fruits, and grains)
G4-6 The Hairless Bear (cancer)

Math
K-2 Time Will Tell
K-3 Coins for Me and You
G4-6 The Baseball Equation
G4-8 Engineer It Out (engineering process, alternative energy)
G4-8 Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (learning PEMDAS)

 

Mystery Series
G4-8 Watchamacallit Wizardry (Book 1)
G4-8 The Mustermill Project (Book 2)
G4-8 Protecting the Magic (Book 3)

Music/Practice

GK-3 Play a Song For Us 

G1-3 Doing the Dinosaur Dip 

G3-5 A Tumblestone Tune

G3-6 Mini the Super Watermelon 

Non-Fiction
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine I: Famous Americans
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine II: African American Heroes 
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine III: Saving Planet Earth 
G5-8 Bound for Plymouth (the Pilgrims)
G5-8 The Quest for the Eagle (the Aztecs)
G6-9 Bats in the Belfry (the Great Fire of London)

Other Cultures
G3-6 My Wide World of Sports (sports around the world)
G3-6 An Unexpected Path (Native American)
G5-8 Quest for the Eagle (Aztec legend)
G4-9 Soccer Stars (Mexico)
G5-8 Protecting the Magic (Native American)

Physical Traits
G1-3 Dr. Fox and the Nosy Pig
G2-4 The Me They Hardly See (physical disabilities)

Religious/Spiritual Themes
G4-8 The Other Side of My Heart (Jesus Feeds the 5,000)
G4-8 Jacob's Magic Mittens
G4-9 Soccer Stars (forgiveness)
G4-8 The Lord's Prayer
G4-8 The 10 Commandments 

Responsibility
GK-3 I Want My Room Back
GK-2 Jake Can't Fake It
G4-6 Armando and Amanda

Rhyme/Poetry
GK-1 Babbles Bizarre
GK-2 Bug Off!
G4-8 The Veggie Rap

Science
GK-2 Bug Off! (bugs and insects)
GK-3 The Glub Club (tide pool ecology)
G1-5 Ick! I'm Sick! (germs)
PK-1 Water Works (hydration)
PK-1 Save Your Smile (dental hygiene)
G4-7 Planet Parade (STEM Content earth and space)
G3-6 Tiny Heroes of the Waves (sea creatures and environment)
G4-6 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Indian wildlife)
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine III: Saving Planet Earth 
G4-8 Engineer It Out (STEM content alternative energy) 
G4-8 Who Gives a Hoot (owl pellets)
G5-8 Protecting the Magic (sustainable energy)

Social Studies/History
G1-4 Follow Your Feet (transportation)
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine I: Famous Americans
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine II: African American Heroes 
G3-6 The Great Rhyme Travel Machine III: Saving Planet Earth 
G3-6 Send Me A Sign (sign language)
G5-8 Bound for Plymouth (the Pilgrims)
G5-8 The Quest for the Eagle (the Aztecs)
G6-9 Bats in the Belfry (the Great Fire of London)

Shakespeare
G7-12 The Comedy of Errors
G7-12 Romeo and Juliet

Sports
G3-6 My Wide World of Sports
G4-9 Soccer Stars
G4-6 The Baseball Equation
G4-7 How Sandy Got Her Spin (basketball)
G6-9 Surfing at Sunrise
G4-8 A Snail's Pace Race
G5-6 Ana Conda (ballet)

 

STEM
G4-8 Planet Parade (Science Content earth and space)
G4-8 STEM Game (Technology Game) 
G4-8 Engineer It Out (Engineering content, alternative energy) 
G4-8 Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (Math learning PEMDAS)

 

Teenage Smoking/Drinking
G7-9 Sundance Finds a Cigarette (smoking)
G7-12 I'm Not With Them (drinking)


Test-Taking Strategies
G4-12 Questionella and the Perfect Prince: A Fairytale of Multiple Choices