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Friday Reconnect - Finishing Fenway

By Chloe Grant & Oliver Perry, Read to Them


Well friends, our time with Fenway & Hattie by Victoria J. Coe is coming to a close. What did you think of the way the story ends? What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite character? Did you learn anything along the way? We'd love to hear about your experience with the book!


Sad that things are ending? Don’t fret! The fun doesn't have to end here. Over the last three weeks we’ve had lots of fun together. The best part about reading is you can always revisit books you love, and now you can revisit activities too! Below are links to nine activities from a previous read of Fenway and Hattie. From making a dog park, to getting through your nightmares, to making dog treats with the author, Victoria J. Coe, there is something for everyone! How can we make this bundle of fun even better? You can share your creations and ideas with everyone else reading Fenway and Hattie on the Flipgrid.


Week One:

We’re Reading Fenway & Hattie Sign

How to Make Your Own Dog Park

Doing Nice for Your Neighbor


Week Two:

Read Aloud to a Child Week - My Favorite Things: Reading Edition

Dog Training Certificates

Thinking Through Big Emotions


Week Three:

Create Your Own Baseball Team

Getting Through a Night of Nightmares

Dog Treats With Victoria J. Coe



After you’ve explored the activities above, try your hand at these writing prompts to close out this read:

  • Hattie is trying to train Fenway to behave. For this prompt, construct a training plan for your favorite animal. First, write down your animal (it can be anything, a rhino, a peacock, etc.) Then, make a plan for the ways you would train it to behave. What kind of treats would you use? What instructions would you follow?

  • Fenway sure does get distracted easily. Write about some of the things that distract you. Then, compile a list of ways to avoid getting distracted. This could come in handy!

  • Sometimes we get angry, but it’s important not to let that anger get the best of us. Write about a time you were angry. Why were you angry? How did you deal with it? Then, write a few methods we can use to control and redirect our anger. Breathing techniques? Playing outside? Give us your best ideas!

  • “Without Hattie, nothing matters.” says a sad Fenway. It’s important to keep our loved ones close. Write a few sentences about a person in your life you couldn’t live without. Who are they? What makes them so special? Once you’re done, give your paper a beautiful signature, and if you want to brighten up their day, give the person your writing!

  • What is something you’ve always wanted to try? Bungee jumping? Deep sea fishing? Write a few sentences about an activity you would love to give a go, but have never been able to. What attracts you to this activity, and why?


Don’t get too sad that Fenway & Hattie is over, because all of your amazing creations and fun memories last forever! We hope to see everyone soon for another read. In the meantime, stay safe, be kind, and keep reading!