Friday, October 25, 2019

H is for Halloween

Such a sweet bunch of Storytime kiddos!  Today we did H for Halloween!  We read the books "Click, Clack, Boo!"  by Doreen Cronin, "Scaredy-Cat, Splat!" by Rob Scotton, and "Llama Llama Trick or Treat" by Anna Dewdney.  We also sang the book "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!" by Lucille Colandro.  We finished up by making a cute and colorful woven pumpkin.







Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October Painting

Adult and Couples painting this month was witch sisters and birch trees.  
Some great work was put out for sure! 









Friday, October 18, 2019

Random Acts of Kindness

   Random Acts of Kindness was our theme for our After School Program this week.  We watched a couple video clips of how kindness can grow and ways we can be kind without having to make big plans or spend money.  We talked about compliments, acts of service, sharing, etc. and how we don't need payment or recognition for the nice things we do.  Then the kiddos made some personalized notes to share with others to brighten their day.  💗




 
 

Internet Safety

Ms. Nichole visited the Endicott School today to talk about internet safety with the middle school students as well as the 4th/5th grade students.  The students were polite and contributed to the presentation/discussion.  Thanks, Nichole, for teaching us about this important topic.




Rightfully Hers, exhibit

Rightfully Hers, an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment is now on display at the Colfax, Colton, Endicott, LaCrosse, Malden, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa and Uniontown branches of Whitman County Library.

The exhibit, organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today.

Rightfully Hers co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson states:
"The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate, and although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller citizenship for women many remained unable to vote.”

The exhibition is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson. For further details, contact the Colfax Library toll free at (877) 733-3375 or visit the library’s Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. The pop-up exhibits are on display now through November 30 during regular open hours.




G is for Gorilla

Ms. Caroline was able to share Storytime with the kiddos in Endicott today.  She read some gorilla books and the kiddos were able to compare their hand print size with that of a gorilla's.  
Fun fact:  Gorilla's have unique fingerprints just like humans!



Friday, October 11, 2019

F is for Frog

Frog was the word of the day at Storytime today.  We sang some songs and read some fun books.  We read "Excuse Me!" by Lisa Kopelke, "I Took My Frog to the Library" by Eric A. Kimmel, and "The Wide-Mouthed Frog" by Keith Faulkner.  We finished up Storytime with the '5-speckled frogs' song and made our own cute log with 5 speckled frogs (who can jump into the water!) on it.

 


 


Friday, October 4, 2019

Science Club (Tinker Tech Time)

Another new school year, another new year of Tinker Tech Time with Ms. Nichole!  Yesterday we used Roominate kits to create some really great homes with features like lighted roof top patios, slides, and creative ways to go from bottom to top floors by being pushed up with air!







Check out the VR (virtual reality) room to the right!  😍


E is for Elephant

 🐘 Storytime was focused on elephants today!  We sang and traced our letter E then we read some cute elephant books.  We read "How to Find an Elephant" by Kate Banks, "Peanut" (a personal favorite of mine) by Linas Alsenas, and "Baby Elephant" by Marie Simpson.  Then we used lots of different shapes to create some pretty cute elephants. 🔵█🔶◤