Mama Don't Go:
Juanita has just moved to the Hilltop community and is anxious about her first day at a new school. She feels much better when her mother offers to accompany her to Mrs. Jenkins' class. However, throughout the day, each time her mother attempts to leave, Juanita does not feel that her mother should leave yet.
Making New Friends:
Juanita is having difficulty finding her place with eleven classmates who already know each other. Mrs. Jenkins observes Juanita's struggle and explains to her class that they are all crew members on the Friend Ship. Timothy volunteers to be the captain of this Friend Ship to help Juanita make new friends.
Charles the Athlete:
The Franks can't help noticing that Charles finished last place in every event for school sports day. They mistakenly think that Charles must feel bad about his athletic abilities and take it upon themselves to be his personal trainers. When they put him through a rigorous training program, Charles repeatedly wanders away and works on another project. The Franks assume he's discouraged about his progress, but Charles is up to something.
Be My Valentine:
Timothy has made a secret valentine for Yoko while Charles made one for Lilly. On the other side, Yoko made one for her special friend, Timothy. and Lilly created a secret valentine for Charles. In a comedy of errors, no one receives the correct valentine. Timothy and Charles do not know if Lilly and Yoko would like their gifts, so they exchange their valentines while Lilly put Yoko and hers in the wrong boxes. In order to sort things out, their secrets must be revealed because the gifts that were for their original purpose was better than what they had received.
In Nora's eyes, her little brother Jack is a messy little baby who takes things and breaks them. She becomes so tired of Jack that she excludes him from the school painting project she's done of her family. Nora has a change of heart when she discovers something about Jack. He loved playing pots and pans to create music, as much as Nora did. Jack likes everything that Nora was interested in, and Nora begins to enjoy playing with him.
Just in Time:
Henry discovers a twenty-five year old time capsule while he was working on the maintenance in the attic of the school. This capsule inspires Mrs. Jenkins' class to make one of their own. Lilly decides to offer her favourite doll, Thimbullina, but has second thoughts after the time capsule has been sealed and stowed in the school attic for the next generation. Lilly decides to offer Henry a painting of her dolly instead of the actual object.
Mrs. Jenkins' students are making science projects to display at Hilltop School's open house and Fritz, the class inventor, is going to impress everyone with his rocket ship. When a test flight goes haywire in front of the entire class, Fritz feels humiliated and abandons his experiment. Timothy and Charles inadvertently suggest something that changes everything.
Two Tutu Friends:
Doris is inspired to take ballet lessons after watching Grace dance in front of the class. A growing friendship between the two girls comes to an abrupt end when Grace calls Doris a "blabbermouth" and Doris calls Grace a "cry baby". Both girls discover that dance class isn't as much fun without each others' friendship.
Charles' mom and dad tell him how much he's growing, and he can't wait to get to school to share the big news with his friends. When Mrs. Jenkins' students display full-cutouts of themselves, it's clear that Charles is the smallest in the class. Charles soon learns that "smallest" is a relative term when Doris, the "biggest" in the class, reveals a secret.
Lost and Found:
Yoko is delighted when she learns about a set of figurines that once belonged to her grandmother called the Netzke Family. Her mom reluctantly agrees to let her take them to school, so long as she takes good care of them and doesn't let anyone else play with them. Yoko follows her mom's rules and presents the figurines for In the Spotlight. At the end of the day, Yoko discovers that the figurines have disappeared from her cubbyhole. At first, everyone thinks that they just got lost. But when a Lost and Found Day fails to turn them up, some begin to think that the figurines may have been taken.
Read Me a Story:
Nora fears that her beloved story time with her mother will become a thing of the past when her mother says she'll soon be able to read all by herself. Nora resists all of the school activities that promote reading skills, including a first trip to the library to borrow her own library books, concerned that she will then be able to read alone. But her mother is disappointed that Nora has given up reading to herself.
Nora decides to make a special homemade birthday gift for her friend Yoko after her mother suggested it. After Nora hears about the great and expensive gifts that her friends bought for Yoko, she fears that her birthday present is no longer special enough. Nora doesn't want to go to the party anymore, but she discovers something special.
The School Play:
Mrs. Jenkins' class is performing a play about taking care of teeth and Yoko has the misfortune of being cast as the villain, a cavity! Then Yoko realizes she can offer something unique to the role, and something incredible happens in the presentation.
Full of Beans:
The Franks take great pleasure in making everyone laugh with their funny jokes and zany antics, but they pull some pranks that go too far and their classmates are no longer amused. When it's time for the big square dance to begin, the Franks can't find anyone willing to be their partners--including each other.
New Found Franks:
The Franks always do everything together. But when Fritz invites them to fly a kite and Timothy asks them to play basketball, the inseparable brothers can't decide what to do. When the twins finally decide to split up, they miss each other.
When I Grow Up:
When Mrs. Jenkins invites the class to think about what they'd like to do when they grow up, Yoko is quick to tell everyone that she wants to become a violinist. Through the course of helping others imagine what they would like to be, her interest in teaching grows.
Wanting to become an avid photographer like his father, Timothy borrows the family camera and tries to capture all of his Hilltop friends on film. When the photos don't turn out the way he had expected, Timothy is reluctant to show anyone his pictures. After some coaxing, Timothy presents his photos, and much to his surprise, he sees something in his pictures that he hadn't noticed before.
The Friendship Stone:
Lilly and Nora exchange a lucky penny and a pretty stone as a token of their friendship. After Lilly loses the special stone, she's worried that Nora will be upset and no longer want to be her friend. In the end, Nora is upset that Lilly lost the special stone, so Lilly had to do something to tell her that she still wanted to be her friend.
When Yoko receives a new toy from her grandmother called a "taketombo," she takes it to school to share for "In the Spotlight." During a rowdy game of indoor football, Frank and Frank break it by accident. They apologize to Yoko, but Big Frank shows them how they can fully make amends.
Having a Wonderful Time:
When the class is ready for a field trip to Hilltop Park, Mrs. Jenkins tells the class to buddy-up. Lilly and Grace choose each other as partners. All day long, Grace misses out on the things that Lilly does.
Two For Tea:
Yoko's mother is coming to Hilltop School to perform a Japanese Tea Ceremony for "In the Spotlight," and Yoko accepts help from Nora to finish the preparations for the big event. A clash of cultures develops when Nora tries to infuse the rituals of a Japanese Tea Ceremony with the fun and games of a home-tea party.
Fritz learns a new magic trick and reveals the secret behind the illusion to Timothy. When Grace starts performing the trick for her classmates, Fritz becomes furious, presuming that Timothy exposed the secret of his special trick. Timothy denies the accusation and a rift develops between the two boys that can only be mended if Grace reveals the truth.
Nora proclaims Timothy is "the greatest" when he recaptures her pet lizard, Norman, after a big escape. Timothy enjoys being the object of Nora's admiration until she starts relying too much on his help for every little thing. Timothy hopes that someone would capture Norman again, so they can take over the title of "the greatest."
Fritz and Charles both claim they discovered an interesting rock. Fritz thinks it should go to his rock collection, and Charles thinks it should go to his rock castle. Timothy finds himself in a real dilemma after being asked to settle the squabble by deciding which friend should keep the rock.
Many Happy Returns:
Everyone is happy to be returning to Mrs. Jenkins' class after the summer holidays, but Timothy is having trouble adjusting to life at Hilltop School without his friend Fritz. Since Fritz moved away, the two friends have been sending mail to each other. Fritz wrote to Timothy that a surprise was on the way and Timothy and his classmates are very excited when they find out what that surprise is.
Everyone in Mrs. Jenkins' class receives an invitation to Lilly's party, but Doris is the only who doesn't receive one. Doris does not know why she wasn't invited and is told a number of times she had treated Lilly unkindly. She tries to redeem herself and to be the best friend that Lilly has ever had. When all of Doris' attempts at this fail, she goes home feeling dejected. But something unexpected happens when Doris gets home.
In the Spotlight:
Being "In The Spotlight" is a very special moment in Mrs. Jenkins' class. It's a time to share something very special about you with the rest of the class. Charles is very shy, so he does not want to present his spotlight project. Timothy decides to help and starts to present Charles' hobby for collecting leaves. But then, Charles takes over the presentation.
Fritz on the Move:
Timothy and Fritz build a coastline in the sandbox with Timothy's shell collection. But suddenly, Timothy hears about Fritz moving away and gets very shocked. Timothy gives his favourite shell to Fritz as a goodbye present. Every day, Timothy looks in the mail waiting for replies from Fritz.
The Tree Fort and the Sandcastle:
The boys create a boys-only club and build a treehouse as their headquarters. When the girls hear about this, they form a girls-only club to build a sandcastle. Only Timothy and Doris do not want to be involved in this.
Get Well Soon:
When Mrs. Jenkins injures her arm, she must stay home from school. Everyone is sad, but Ms. Appleberry substitutes the class. And one of the students suggests to make "Get Well Soon" cards. Fritz does not want to create a card for her, instead he looks around and picks up garbage for Mrs. Jenkins.
Taking the Plunge:
Everyone is excited about swimming at Hilltop School. Everyone, that is, except for Claude. Claude keeps on making obvious excuses about why he can't swim such as having a cold, and he doesn't swim for any of the swim days. Eventually, Timothy realizes something is up and asks Claude why he doesn't want to go swimming. Claude reluctantly agrees to tell Timothy that he doesn't know how to swim. Timothy feels sorry for Claude and decides to teach him how to swim in secret so nobody will find out that Claude isn't good at something. At first, Claude wont even agree to get his head wet but gradually gets better until he can swim without water wings. The next swimming day Claude agrees to go swimming and is one of the strongest swimmers in the class and nobody but Timothy knows about Claude's secret.
Everyone has something to teach the class that they are very talented at, except for Timothy. He does not know what to teach the class while the others show what they know. When Timothy and Charles begin playing a game of marbles with their friends, Timothy finally discovers something he could teach others to do.
The Big Snowfall:
Having lived in a warm place, Lilly has never seen snow before. On the day of the first snowfall, Mrs. Jenkins declares a snow day for the kids to go outside and play. As Doris has always loved snow days, she agrees to be Lilly's snow buddy. She shows Lilly some fun things to do in the snow, But Lilly is left alone when Doris gets distracted. While searching for Doris, Lilly begins to discover the fun of the snow.
Yoko and Timothy often have fun playing together after school, but Timothy finds their playtime cut short when Yoko has to attend a series of dance practices in preparation for an important recital. The two have been best friends for a while now, but Timothy finds himself growing increasingly frustrated when Yoko has to decline his repeated invitations to play. Yoko then finds the shoe on the other foot when Timothy invites Charles over to play and has to decline her invitations. Though Timothy has fun playing with Charles, he finds that things aren't the same and clearly misses Yoko.
Timothy gets a new bike called Red Thunder with a special aerodynamic design. He aces Henry's safety exam and the Franks are so impressed with his bike that they invite him to his house to play. The Franks have missed the point of the safety course, but they find that they can learn from Timothy. Timothy, however, is becoming overconfident, leading him to try a trick he's not ready for.
Putting it All Together:
Timothy and his friends are all excited by the Hilltop School Surprise Puzzle Day. Mrs. Jenkins reveals that she has an even bigger surprise -- the puzzle pieces are hidden and must be found in a timed scavenger hunt. The kids get to work, but they soon start arguing about where to look. Timothy realizes they must work together if they're to have any chance of solving the puzzle.
Everyone in Mrs. Jenkins's class is excited about a trip to the museum to see dinosaurs, except Nora. She's very small and the big, scary dinosaurs frighten her a lot. Timothy and his friends know that dinosaurs are cool. When they learn that Nora is scared, they realize that they have to do something to help her. They find a fact in a book about dinosaurs that comes as a great comfort.
When the library closes for a month, Henry brings its goldfish to Mrs. Jenkin's class to care for. Lilly and Claude really want to care for it, and after a vote, Claude is given the job because he's not forgetful like Lilly. Lilly can't believe it -- she knows she always does an excellent job of taking care of her own goldfish, Treasure, at home. When a snowstorm closes the school, Lilly gets a chance to be a hero.
When Mrs. Jenkins assigns a Spring project, everyone happily picks out the things they want to do. Yoko decides that she wants to grow a plant from a seed and happily accepts some cherry blossom seeds from her mother. She plants the seeds and gives them lots of care, waiting patiently for the day when her plant sprouts. But as others finish their projects ahead of her, she begins to despair that her cherry tree may never grow.
Mrs. Jenkins has the class put on a talent show. Grace in particular is looking forward to dancing, until she injures her ankle. She's convinced she won't have an exciting role in the talent show, but turns out to be more helpful than she expects when she is assigned to pull the curtains.
The Music Tree:
Mrs. Jenkins announces that the class is making a music tree, a special collection of instruments they've made. They will also hold a recital and Yoko's violin playing will be the key performance. Yoko, however, is nervous. She's never performed in front of a group of people before and is worried about messing things up.
When Mrs. Jenkins announces a team project, she lets the students pick their own partners. Normally, Timothy and Yoko do many things together, but Timothy decides to work with Claude when he sees him reading a book about rocket ships. As it turns out, Claude plans to make a space shuttle, but Timothy is still excited. Timothy's enthusiasm begins to sour, however, when it appears that Claude will not let him help with anything, not even gluing it with his "slurpee stars" glue.
Paint By Numbers:
When Mrs. Jenkins instructs the class to paint anything they like, Doris discovers a new talent. Having never painted much before, she paints a swirly picture of blue that nobody except Charles really likes. When people make fun of her painting, Doris begins to worry she's not good at art. Mrs. Jenkins, however, encourages her to join the class on a trip to the art museum, which she feels may change Doris's mind.
When the Franks come over to Timothy's for a sleepover, he hides his stuffed "Pengy" toy, which he feels will make him look like a baby. That night, everyone has fun at the sleepover, with the Franks bringing their own energetic of doing things to Timothy's house. Timothy finds himself constantly checking to make sure his secret isn't discovered. His secret, however, may be one that he doesn't need to keep.
Don't Lose It Lilly:
Lilly often has trouble remembering things, everything from where she put things to asking for money for ice cream. When Lilly makes friends with Charles, he helps her to try to remember things that she forgets. When her forgetfulness causes Charles to miss out on fun things, she begins to try to make more of an effort to remember what's important.
The two Franks have always played and roughhoused together, but things change when Frank #1 falls ill. Frank #2 finds himself doing things all by himself at school and is a bit lonely. Timothy notices the change in the normally exuberant Frank and makes an effort to help him feel included.
Nora is upset by what seems like constant change in her life. It starts in the morning at home with her breakfast and remodeling of her room and continues at school. Mrs. Fritz has introduced a new musical chairs game in everyone must change seats. As Nora discovers new friendships, however, she begins to realize she has positive power over the change in her life.
Charles is a bright and imaginative boy, but he sometimes behaves shyly when it comes to new people and new situations. At school, he generally plays on his own, until Timothy joins in his sandbox play. As the friendship builds, Mrs. Jennkins teaches the class something that will make Charles into a hero.
On the Fritz:
Fritz is a boy who loves to experiment, but his experiments often cause big messes. He blames these on the "Mess Fairy" as a way of trying to avoid responsibility. When he starts making messes at school, the Franks overhear his excuse. They start creating messes and blame them on the Mess Fairy.
The Great Obstacle Course:
Mrs. Jenkin's class takes part in a field day, officiated by Miss Appleberry. Everyone is excited about the various activities, but Claude and Grace seem especially focused on winning. Their disbelief grows as everyone seems to have fun at the games, even if they don't win.
Timothy Goes to School:
When Timothy goes to school for the first time, he is nervous about not knowing anyone. He soon meets Claude, a fellow raccoon, and tries to be like him. Claude, however, seems more interested in putting him down, criticizing his clothing. Timothy begins to despair going to school, but doesn't realize at first there's someone there who will like him for who he is.
Everyone at school is excited about trading lunches, but nobody wants to trade with Yoko. Her sushi is considered to be nasty, smelly fish, and nobody thinks that they will like it. Mrs. Jenkins decides to hold an International Food Day in the hope of helping Yoko. Everyone is required to bring a dish from a different country and the rule is that everyone must try everything.