Friday, March 24, 2017
Fuzzy was our word of the day for Storytime. We talked about the letter Z and it's sounds and traced big Z's and little z's. We read the books "The Great Fuzz Frenzy" by Janet Stevens, "Bear's Loose Tooth" by Karma Wilson, and "You Are (Not) Small" by Anna Kang. Then I told the kiddos a story about warm-fuzzies and cold-pricklies. We talked about how we can give warm-fuzzies and each child went home with a little bag of warm-fuzzies to share with their families.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
We were lucky to have Tod Marshall, the current WA state poet laureate, visit the Endicott School and Endicott Library last week. He met with every single age group at the school and even had enough energy to hold a family program at the library in the evening. He taught us about poetry, read us work from himself and others, held mini workshops with the students, helped the students write their own poems, and everyone had a chance to read/present their new work. He was very adaptable in each environment and the students just loved him!
What a fun little family evening we had last night at the Endicott Library. We came in our favorite pj's and read some great books. We read "Pajama Day" by Lynn Plourde, "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney, "Fancy Nancy Pajama Day" by Jane O'Connor, and "Thank You and Good Night" by Patrick McDonnell. Then we washed up and dug into our popcorn bar. We snuggled in for a great little movie and ate our favorite snacks. We will definitely need to have another pajama party some day!
Friday, March 17, 2017
We had a very fun & lively time at Storytime today. We sang and traced the letter Y. We talked about the Y sound and read some GREAT books! We read "Extra Yarn" by Mac Barnett, "Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep" by Teri Sloat, and "One Little Lamb" by Elaine Greenstein. Then we used some yarn and made some fun St. Patrick's necklaces with rainbows and shamrocks.
Friday, March 10, 2017
X can be a tricky letter. There are not a lot of X words, especially that work for storytime (or that I haven't used the last couple of years.) So we went with FOX today. We sang and traced our letters then read a bunch of books. We read "Fox in Socks" by Dr. Seuss, "Outfoxed" by Mike Twohy, "Do Like a Duck Does!" By Judy Hindley, "Fox Forgets" by Suzanne Bloom, and "A Fox Got My Socks" by Hilda Offen. We finished up by making some Fox in Socks puppets. :)