Grades K – 1: Curious Readers Book Club
For children who are beginning to capture the magic of reading for themselves, this program will help curious as well as timid readers explore the world of reading so they may do it “ALL BY MYSELF.”
Suggested Book Selections: Frog & Toad Series, Mercy Watson.
Common Core Modules: Five Senses or Different Lands, Similar Stories
Grades 1 – 3: Magic Tree House Reading Club
Follow the adventures of Jack and Annie as we explore the popular Magic Tree House Series. Improve reading comprehension and learn historical facts! Ties in beautifully with common core requirements!
Suggested Book Selections: Carnival at Candlelight, Abe Lincoln at Last! or Season of the Sandstorms.
Common Core Modules: Cycles in Nature or Fairy Tales and Tall Tales
Grades 4 – 6: Bright Monkeys Enrichment Club
Literacy enrichment focuses on read-aloud skills, pace, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, reflection questions. Suggested Book Selections: Wonder, Breathing Room, Capture the Flag (possible author visit/Skype).
Common Core Modules: The Hope Chest, Esperanza Rising or The Lightning Thief.
Ages 8 & up: Frank Einstein Literacy Club & Science WALL Workshop
Science & Writing workshop with teacher-led literacy circle. Kids practice read aloud skills, cadence, vocabulary development and comprehension exercises as they read Book 1, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor and participate in a science work- shop using their imagination and developing their own “Science Wall.” Students will also create their own Adventure Journals to tie-in reading comprehension and self-expression/reflection on material.
Common Core Modules: Ties in with STEM curriculum. Incorporates science-based literacy through reading, written words, vocabulary-building and science experiments.
Ages 8 & up: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Club
Join us to read the latest Wimpy Kid adventure—each week we will have fun exploring the crazy adventures of Greg and his family as they prepare for a family trip! We will read the book, create our own Wimpy Kid Adventure Journals and enjoy some “cheesy snacks”!
Common Core Modules: Read aloud skills, cadence, vocabulary development and comprehension exercises.
We Provide a Number of Literacy Options for Grades K – 6
How it Works*—You Choose:
One of our suggested book selections
A Common Core literacy unit
A custom-built unit based on your requests
*We have the ability to coordinate with select authors to provide FREE Skype sessions and other interactive literacy activities at the end of the session.
Monkey See, Monkey Do... Children's Bookstore Offers Programming at Your School!
We work with some of WNY’s top NYS Certified teachers to lead Literary Circles in our bookstore as well offering the option of our after-school enrichment classes to your students right in their own school setting. These six-week, turn-key programs allow your school the ability to offer exceptional, teacher-led programs to your students on the days/time you choose (typically immediately after your school day.) We provide customized order forms with payment details for easy distribution and enrollment by school families.
$36/student, includes a journal plus 20% off book purchases.
FALL SESSION SCHEDULE: Nov. 10 - Dec.15
WINTER: Jan. 20-Mar. 3 (no classes during Winter Break)
SPRING: Mar. 24 – May 5 (no classes during Spring Break)