Category: When things go Wrong!

Make Some Noise Saturday Storytime 1.3.15

Make Some Noise Saturday Storytime 1.3.15

Saturday Storytime
attendance: 45
Miss Mouse was wearing her very pretty ribbon dress. She was still celebrating the New Year
Miss Mouse: was hiding behind party hats.
fingerplay: Clap, Clap Your Lap
Book 1: The Seals on the Bus by Lonny Hort
I was heckled. Instead of errping like a seal a first grader said over and over, “I’m too old for this. I’m too old for this.” It was true.  She was there because her little sister was there and her father was a sitting farther away not parenting either of them. As I was turning pages, I leaned in and suggested that maybe she should sit next to her dad.  It got better after that. 
Song: Humpty Dumpty by Old Town School of Folk Music, Wiggleworms
Prop story: Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern. Do you know this folk tale? Peter is tired of his house noises, so he consults a wise man who really confuses things.  I use puppets for the animals and instruments for the noise…the tea kettle noise=jingle bells.  Leaves on the roof=shaky eggs. bed creaked = tambourines. floor squeaked = clappers.  In the end it’s a cacophony of sound and everyone gets to participate.
song: Shake Your Sillies Out (Raffi the live version)
fingerplay: Roll Roll Sugar Babies
Book: If you’re happy and you know it by David Carter

Titles I didn’t use but intended to:

  • Flannel:Mona Mouse’s Party Dress
  • Book: Moo by David LaRohelle
Bird Storytime

Bird Storytime

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.

attendance:
Books:  Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins
Up! Tall! and High! by Ethan Long
A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
Birds by Kevin Henkes (I really like this book)
Seven Hungry Babies by Candice Fleming (longish)
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Flannel stories:
Round Robin by Jack Kent
House for Birdie
5 Birds on the Line

Ouch.

Ouch.

This summer I had a two week storytime assignment. I was assigned a different day than I usually have, Tuesday. I tell you this, because I hope it has something to do with my story.

Last Tuesday I was excited about storytime. And by the time it ended, I thought it was a great session. We did the Cha-cha Slide. It was fun, I thought.

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Summer Time Vacation Time Saturday Storytime

Summer Time Vacation Time Saturday Storytime

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 …

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