Letter of the Day: E Miss Mouse: was hiding behind Ears. She was behind Mickey Mouse Ears What is hiding in the sock? an Elephant fingerplay: Hickory Dickory Dock Book 1: I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems. I really do think this is the best Elephant and Piggie book out there. At least it’s my favorite. Fingerplay: An Elephant goes Like This and Like That Flannel:An Elephant never Forgets Book 2: Moo by David LaRochelle. If you haven’t seen this book yet, Run, don’t walk to your library’s catalog. It’s great!! …
The storytime that wasn’t. I planned this storytime. I was looking forward to it. It made me happy. Then, I fell…and so severely contused my leg I was wimpering and gasping and truly felt the kind of pain that changes your mood. It was bad. On top of it, I’m sharing my story time, doing some training with a new staff member. It’s one thing to do your own story time not feeling well, but to have to try and impart my (cough) story time wisdom with others was just too much.
Someone else did this story time, and it made me sad that I didn’t do it. So, I’m writing it down so I can do it another day.
Saturday Storytime 8.3.13 attendance: 44 Miss Mouse was wearing her pigeon dress Miss Mouse: was hiding behind monkeys. They found her right away so we needed to look for the cheese. Instead of yelling Miss Mouse, Miss Mouse! come out come out come out… We sang “the cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone, Hie Ho the deerie oh, the cheese stands alone.” Until we finally found it. fingerplay: Clap, Clap your Lap. Book 1:Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard One of my favorite titles Song: Humpty Dumpty by Wiggleworms Book: It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle. A newer title with just the right bit of scariness. Fingerplay: Roll Roll Sugar Babies. …
Saturday Storytime attendance: 63 Miss Mouse: was hiding behind picnic items: She was behind the basket Miss Mouse was wearing a picnic dress. She had a basket filled with good things: cupcake, croissant, cheese (of course), and a carton of orange juice. fingerplay: Clap, Clap your Lap. Book 1: It’s Vacation Time by by Lerryn Korda. Delightful. Song: Ants in your Pants by Johnette Downing. I’d never heard of Johnette Downing until yesterday’s Flannel Friday roundup. And then this morning I notice Ants in Your Pants song on the iPod, just before story time. I loved it. We were having a grand time shaking the shrew from our shoe, and swarms on our arms when CRASH a kid hits the ground crying. No mom. Someone offered to get another librarian. I stopped the music and went straight to …
Saturday Storytime attendance: 32 It was a very young story time — I would say the average ages for 2-1/2 years old. Kinda young …. and it turns out the group participation ascpect of my plans sort of sunk to the ground…. Miss Mouse was wearing her cardigan sweater and boa. We talked about Mother’s Day Miss Mouse: was hiding behind the blue flower fingerplay: hickory dickory dock Book 1: Over in the Meadow by Paul Galdone. I’ve never done this book in story time and I think I picked the wrong Saturday to do it. This group was too young and they just didn’t feel the rhymes and pattern. I love the pictures! Song: I’m a Little Teapot by Wiggleworms
Letter of the Day: L Miss Mouse: was hiding behind hearts What is hiding in the sock? Lock Book 1: Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson Fingerplay: hickory Dickory dock Prop: Mother’s Chocolate Valentine by Jack Prelutsky. We saved a big chocolate heart box from a past valentine’s day bribe from a book salesman. It’s great to watch the different reactions to this poem. Some younger kids really react strongly to eating all the chocolates. It’s not sharing. Prop story: Four Valentine’s in a Rainstorm by Felicia Bond. Until this very moment, I didn’t know Felicia Bond wrote this book. It was released a few years ago. Song: Knuckles Knees by Jim Gill. After doing this song for five weeks, there seemed to be real improvement. Flannel Board: My Froggy Valentine Word of the day: livid. There are lots of good L words, but they’re generally known: laughter, lavendar, lively. Livid is a good angry word. The Alpha Boogie Craft:
Saturday Storytime attendance: 33 Miss Mouse was wearingmissing. Went to visit her friend groundhog. Sent a postcard Miss Mouse: was hiding behind farm animals. She was hiding behind the goat fingerplay: Clap. Clap your lap. Prop Song: Interrupted Groundhog in which I didn’t have the bear or the second page of the script. I was winging it. Song:Knuckles Knees Fingerplay:Roll Roll Sugar Babies. We clucked our way through it like ducklings. (a new storytime feature) iPad app: Moo Baa La La La I’ve been wanting to do this in story time for a very long time…. we finally bought an AppleTv. It was a lot of fun. I’ve been doing story time long enough to remember we used to do filmstrips (though I never did)… this was an interactive version of a long held story time tradition fingerplay: A-Ram Sam Sam A girl — maybe 8 0r 9 — came in today and told me she used to come to story time and do A-Ram Sam Sam and that she taught it to her younger sister. I thanked her for reminding me. It’s like riding a bike, once you A-Ram Sam Sam you don’t forget. Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox Song Medley: I’m a Little Teapot/Two Little Blackbirds/Humpty Dumpty by the Wiggleworms Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It.
Letter of the Day: G Miss Mouse: was hiding behind letter Gs…other g things were hiding too What is hiding in the sock? guitar Miss Mouse: She wanted to know what words starting with g describe today: gloomy and gray. Book 1: Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox Fingerplay: Clap, Clap your Lap Puppet song: The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Greg and Steve Song 1:Knuckles Knees by Jim Gill. They’re getting better and better at this each week. Prop story: Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller Song2:Goldfish Song by Laurie Berkner Let’s talk about the Letter G: Gloomy and glad are the words I came up with. Also, we had grapes, and green and go. Craft: G is for Goat
Letter of the Day: B Miss Mouse: was hiding behind Bears. Today she was hiding behind a Koala, which isn’t really a bear, but … What is hiding in the sack? a banana fingerplay: Clap. Clap Your Lap. “You forgot the words.” Which is true…so I got the words out and we did it together. Book 1:Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. Between Bear and badger there were lots of b words to watch out for. Song: Knuckles Knees by Jim Gill. We’re getting better at it. Book 2:Bear in Underwear by Todd Doodler Book 3:Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie Harris fingerplay: roll roll sugar babies Prop:Imogene’s Antlers by David Small song 2:My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean by Jim Gill using our letter Bs … great fun! Even the adults played along.
Juicy word of the day:Brilliant. Also Imogene’s Antlers used the word Bravo, so I used that one too. Craft: Bears like honey. who makes honey? Bees… we stretched a bit and made Bees
I really enjoyed this story time… everything came together rather nicely. It was a small group, but there were enough supplies that the adults could participate. Overall, a bodacious and brilliant time!
Letter of the Day: V Miss Mouse: was hiding behind Vegetables: She was behind the carrots What is hiding in the sack? a volcano fingerplay: Clap, Clap Your Lap. Book 1: The Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClelland Song:Knuckles Knees by Jim Gill. Great rhyming and a really good stretch Flannel/Prop: Lunch by Denise Fleming Prop Story:The Great Big Enormous Turnip. We have a very large plush turnip. I used parents as the animals. It’s great fun.
Book 2: Soup for One by Ethan Long nnel:Ten Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel The Word of the Day: Vivid The Alpha Boogie Craft: letter V with a carrot and celery..
Can I just add, what is up with all the Pea hate in children’s books? Too many canned peas as children, I guess. We must stop the pea hate!
Titles I didn’t use but intended to:
Book: Little Pea by Rosenthal (made in to story cards)