Friday, January 12, 2018

FriNaLLy fRIYay!!

Cray. This week was cray. I finally feel like we are healing from the sick germs that attacked our household last week. Oh, we had a date night at the OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers game! 

Now let's do some laughing, chortles, snickers, or awkward silence.

And...I saw this ad on Craigslist!

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Thank you BEAR-y much!!!

I've got BEARS on my mind! Bear Story Time is in one day. 
I thought I would share my story time plans with you!!!

Theme: BEARS
10 minute Story time
20 minute Art Time
• Welcome to Art Time/ Talk about other story times
Opening Song
• Hi, Hello, and How Are You
(To London Bridge) Lyrics:

Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you, How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you today?
Sing it twice
Action Song
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear action rhyme
We complete the rhyme using the teddy bears little patrons brought to the library with them.

Story #1

The little patrons will have a choice of one of three books for us to read (thumbs up/thumbs down vote)

·        Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
·        Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
·        Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
All by Bill Martin



Little patrons will use paint to make a bear out of their hand print. Construction paper head and details will be added.  They will glue the title “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You See?” onto their paper.


 I play the song "Teddy Bear Picnic" by Anne Murray on the CD player. Little patrons go through the "Bear Cave" (made of cardboard boxes) with their bears or they can just dance on the rug, and whenever I stop the song they "freeze."

Story #2
Big Bear, Little Chair-Lizi Boyd

Little patrons will make a brown bear mask using paper plates, tissue paper squares, and construction paper.


Closing Song

“We pat the ground together”
We pat the floor together, we pat the floor together
We pat the floor together because it’s fun to do.
We clap our hands together, we clap our hands together
We clap our hands together because it’s fun to do.
We wave goodbye together, we wave goodbye together
We wave goodbye together because I had fun with you!

 I blow bubbles while little patrons pop them.
Goodbye time!

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

My week in review!!

I don't know what it is about getting older BUT time really is going faster. This week flew by,
and I had three days off but spent all three stuck in bed with a mean cold. I did eventually (and half-heartedly) take down all the Christmas decor except the tree.

I've been busy getting everything ready for my first program--bear story time!

It got me thinking about calendars and holidays. Here are good ones for teachers and librarians to help with planning or trivia:

Brownielocks' Holidays & Fun For Everyone!

HubSpot National Holidays Calendar: 2017-2018

The Teacher's Corner

Sunny Purdin's Library Social media calendar

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Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 is here!

Happy New Year! 
Here’s to hoping your 2018 rocks!!

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Friday, December 29, 2017

FriNaLLy fRIYay!!

Happy Friday! You survived the week, my friends! I've come down with a sore throat, Boo! So enjoy the funny weirdness that is Fri-Yay on Twinkle Teaches while I sip hot tea. :)

Wreath Witherspoon

Hi, mom!

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