I love to geek out a little and include all the STEM tie-ins I can in my library programming for kids! Today was no different. I planned a series of 3 STEM programs for tweens way back in March, in partnership with a local community center who regularly visits our library. Well, I've since moved … Continue reading You Build It! Engineering and the Library
This is week 2 of bugs, as promised last week! I've been thinking more about storytime flow, and trying to use traditional songs, which I think works well. I've got another epic flannel story courtesy of my coworker, and had a really fun book selection too! This was the first time I used an easy … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Slow Snail and Speedy Spider
So much fun planning this one, I had to split it into 2 storytimes! I didn't want to go the traditional Very Hungry Caterpilar Route, so we did some fun different stuff. I actually made my own flannel this week, and it was a pretty good little counting story (Five Little Ants). One piece of … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Bugs!
Even though I forgot the bubblewrap for our craft, everything turned out pretty cute, as you can see below. I'm also super proud that I turned The Rain Puddle into a string story. If I get my act together, I'll try to post a video of it! Boom! Boom! worked excellently when rapped and was so good at … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Rain!
So I'm behind on the blog, but we did a great spring cleaning Crafturday a couple weekends back I booktalked UnF*** Your Habitat, and we discussed cleaning and organizing strategies as we made these inspirational aromatherapy candles. Everyone had a blast, but I'd find a way to add another craft because this program ran short. … Continue reading More Milennial Programs
So I'm prepping for my TEXES test (nervous) that I have to take before the end of the month (like the week after next). Not excited, and feeling pretty behind in getting my Practicum wrapped up. I made this little study set since I was having trouble remembering all the awards https://quizlet.com/_2bwmds https://quizlet.com/140930128/flashcards/embed
Today was a down week for me, because I was so excited about having higher attendance than usual, but the families decided not to come in for storytime. I have also really enjoyed doing a monthly theme for March (in the garden) to tie together letter learning and STEM. Today's letter was G for green … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Green and Growing
I had a blast at the Middle School earlier this week, book talking the new 7th grade book club titles. I find if I get into character when I booktalk, I have a chance to let the books live and get kids excited. It's easy to give too much away in a book talk or … Continue reading Book talks and trailers Spring 2018
White Rabbit's Color Book made for a fabulous flannel story today! I'm working on expanding my flannel game beyond just 5 Little... or The Mouse is in the ... House. The kiddos legitimately thought I was doing magic tricks, every time I pulled out a different colored bunny! For the craft we used a flannel … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Colors, and Easter storytime
This Thursday, I ventured into some new territory: full-on flannel stories and WeeSing songs from my childhood. Books: Lola Plants a Garden, Planting a Rainbow, The Digger and the Flower I used a big book for Planting a Rainbow, then switched to these killer flannels once the plants started growing and blooming. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgRr9ADDVWC/?taken-by=rowanscience While I did … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Spring Flowers