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Little Ike Story Time sessions are available for K-1st grade classrooms and 2nd-3rd grade classrooms.  The books offered for each month are listed below by grade range. 

Each month this online story time will feature a different children's book and lesson with an Ike connection. IKEducators will read a book, play, and create with students.

If you are located in Dickinson County, Kansas, and would like to register for an IN-PERSON session, sign up for IKE Express on our Plan Your Experience Page!  

To register for one of our scheduled ONLINE sessions, see available dates and sign-up button after the book descriptions below.

If you have questions, please email us at iked1890@eisenhowerfoundation.net.

 

 


Kindergarten - 1st Grade

I is for ike

 

 

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ohana

 

 

 

StoryTime

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER STORY TIME
Book:
I is for Ike by IKEducation

Description: G is for General. P is for President. IKEducators will use the alphabet to introduce our youngest historians to the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Download worksheet for this lesson.

Online Dates: Wednesdays, September 7th and 21st at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes.



 

OCTOBER STORY TIME
Book:
The Boo-Boos that Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein

Description: 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

Online Dates: Wednesdays, October 5th and 19th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes. 

 

 


NOVEMBER STORY TIME
Book: Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis


Description: "This is the land that's never been sold, where work the hands, so wise and old, that reach through the water, clear and cold, into the mud to pick the taro to make the poi for our ohana's luau."Acclaimed illustrator and animator Kenard Pak's light-filled, dramatic illustrations pair exquisitely with Ilima Loomis' text to celebrate Hawaiian land and culture.

Online Dates: Wednesdays, November 2nd and 16th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes.

 

 

 

DECEMBER STORY TIME
Book:
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor

Description: What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

Online Dates: Wednesdays, December 7th and 21st at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes.


 

 


2nd - 3rd Grade

ike

 

 

Rosie

 

 

just fine

 

 

 


 

Santa

SEPTEMBER STORY TIME
Book: I is for Ike by IKEducation


Description: G is for General. P is for President. IKEducators will use the alphabet to introduce our youngest historians to the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Download worksheet for this lesson.

Online Dates: Wednesdays, September 14th and 28th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes.

 

 

OCTOBER STORY TIME
Book: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Description: Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great  engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (AKA Rosie the Riveter!), who shows her that the first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate. And you can only truly fail, if you quit.

Online Dates: Wednesdays, October 12th and 26th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes. 

 

 

NOVEMBER STORY TIME

Book: Just Fine the Way They Are by Connie Wooldridge

Description: Change. Who needs it? We do! Mr. John Slack, the keeper of a tavern beside a rutted dirt road in the early 1800s, thought things were just fine the way they were. So did Lucius Stockton, who ran the National Road Stage Company in the mid 1800s. So too, did the owners of the railroads when the first model T appeared in 1908. Yet with each new innovation, Americans were able to move around the country more quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. Connie Wooldridge offers an informative, yet light-hearted look at how the dirt roads of the early 1800s evolved into the present-day U.S. highway system. Richard Walz's gorgeous paintings capture both the broad sweep and the individual impact of change and progress.

Online Dates: Wednesdays, November 9th and 23rd at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes. 

 

 

DECEMBER STORY TIME

Book: A World of Cookies for Santa by M.E. Furman

Description: A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie!

Online Dates: Wednesdays, December 14th and 28th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Central Time.  SIGN UP!

Each program runs 45-60 minutes.