Friday, May 30, 2014

Digital Photo Editing Class in Endicott


Summer!

Story Time....one of my favorite parts of my week!  Today was our last Story Time until school begins again in the fall.  Our theme for the day was Summer!  We worked on some letters, danced, talked about the things we love to do in the summer, and read the books "It's Summer!" by Linda Glaser and "Summer Wonders" by Bob Raczka.  Then we moved outside and did some sidewalk chalk art.  Each child made a chalk hat and enjoyed hula hoops as we were taking pictures (and oh was the sun bright!!!) and getting our wiggles out.  Reading to Roxanna is how a few of the children wrapped up Story Time today.  See you fun kiddos next fall!!! 















Friday, May 23, 2014

***BOOK CLUB***

Next BOOK CLUB:
June 19 @ 7 pm.
We will be discussing the book:
"Stones into Schools"




In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women-all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson's work and message.

Sunshine!

These kiddos always bring Sunshine to Story Time.  Today we worked on some letters, sang songs, and read the books "To the Beach!" by Linda Ashman and "What Can You Do In The Sun?" by Anna Grossnickle Hines.  So many great ideas of what to do in the sun from these munchkins.  Then we made our own little sun catchers.  This could have been a complicated project for little hands/minds but these kids are SMART and did a GREAT job!  And they all turned out beautiful!
FYI---Next week is the last Story Time until after school starts again in the Fall.








Friday, May 16, 2014

Butterflies!

Story Time is always so much fun! We talked about butterflies and how caterpillars become butterflies. We read the books "Fancy Nancy Bounjour, Butterfly" by Jane O'Connor and "Gotta Go! Gotta Go!" by Sam Swope. Then the kiddos colored clothes pins to look like little caterpillar/butterfly bodies and then put some colorful marshmallows in a snack bag and clipped the bag in the middle with the clothes pin to make a beautiful and extremely cute butterfly. So simple....and the kids could do it all by themselves!








After School Program 5-14-14

We always love having Judi Gray visit us from Recycling & Waste Management!
  We talked about slugs, read a book, and made slug traps. So clever! 
 Thank you Judi! The kids had tons of fun...can't wait for our next program with you!
 
 






***ENDICOTT BOOK CLUB***

Our May Book Club has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 22 @ 7 PM.
Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Flowers!

April showers really do bring May flowers! Last week we had a rainy, wet week and Rain was our theme. This week is beautiful and sunny and Flowers was our theme for Story Time today. We did some letter tracing, singing, and dancing. Then we read the books "Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms" by Julia Rawlinson, "Flower Garden" by Eve Bunting, and "Planting a Rainbow" by Lois Ehlert. We will be closed next week and will miss our Story Time, so we decided to do a Mother's Day activity today. The children made the most beautiful flowers by stamping paint with corks. They turned out sooo pretty! Glad that I personally have 2 kiddos that attend Story Time....score for me---so many pretty flowers!  (Excuse the quality of the pics....I'm having a little trouble with resolution when the pics are transferred to the blog.)