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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pancakes Storytime September 26

Yum yum yum! We read all about pancakes today and then finished up by EATING pancakes! Delish!

Hello, How are You? by Dr. Jean

Duck Duck Moose by Dave Horowitz

"Mama's Makin' Pancakes" on The Bees' Knees CD We Share the Earth - We had enough egg shakers so each person had TWO!

The Great Pancake Escape by Paul Many

"Flip-Flap Jack" song and felt

Hey, Pancakes! by Thomas Weston

Next Week: Nature Trip

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Noisy Stories September 19

We had a rousing morning of songs, stories, and puppets! If we were not awake when we began, we were by the time we were finished!

Hello Song: Hello, How are You? by Dr. Jean

Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems

(Boy, this was hard on my throat! Lots of great sounds!!)

The Dance Along Gong Song by Jim Gill I had a small gong from IFLS that I played with the music. We danced around and shook our limbs.

Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candice Fleming - The children helped me tell the story by pretending to chew on carrots each time I read, "muncha munch muncha.: I considered passing out carrots, but we have a number of toddlers.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Children picked out a puppet from the puppet tree. We figured out what sound each animal made and then sang the song. Animals and sounds chosen: Baby Bop/ rahr. Moose/bellow. Frog/ribbit. Monkey/ooh ooh ah ah. Turtle/scritch scritch. Shark/ (this one is my favorite!) deh dum deh dum (think: Jaws theme)

Old MacDonald had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman

Song: John Brown's Pushbike

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr. I borrowed the big book and accompanying figures from IFLS. As I came to a new animal, I passed out the figure. We all made the animal sounds. On the final pages when the zookeeper hears the children, instead of reading all that again, the children made the sounds of the animals there held.

Goodbye Songs: It is Time to Say Goodbye by Dr. Jean

Wave goodbye with your foot.
Wave goodbye with your elbow.
Wave goodbye with your shoulder.
Wave goodbye with your ear.
Wave goodbye with your chin.
Wave your hand and say, "Goodbye."

Remember: next week is Pancake Storytime! We will shorten storytime to make time for a snack! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

National Chicken Month Storytime

Today was our first Fall 2012 Storytime! Welcome back to storytime, everyone! We had a smaller crowd today, which is fine. Hopefully more will return next week.

Our setlist for today went as follows:

Hello Song: Hello, How are You? by Dr. Jean

Chicken Butt! by Erica S. Perl

Laurie Berkner's song I Know a Chicken with egg shakers and maracas (I really should get on re-gluing the rest of my egg shakers!)

Big Chickens Go to Town by Leslie Helakoski

I Had a Rooster song by Greg and Steve with printed feltboard animals. We did the song once while I placed the animals. The second time around, the children put the animals on the feltboard.

We did not have time for The Rowdy Rooster by Janine Scott :(

Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem by Ruth Ohi. If you scroll down, you'll see a post with a purple cow. I had gray, brown, and dark brown felt scraps the children placed on the cow throughout the story. Then I shook the cow off at the part of the story and the scraps flew everywhere. It was great!

Chicken Butt's back! by Erica S. Perl

NEW Goodbye Songs!: It is Time to Say Goodbye by Dr. Jean

Spoken goodbye song: Wave your elbow goodbye. Wave your knee goodbye. Wave your foot goodbye. Wave your chin goodbye. Wave your eye goodbye. Wave your ear goodbye. Wave your hands and say, "Goodbye!"

After handing out stickers, the children were able to play with some rubber chickens I personally own.

Next week: Noisy Stories (be prepared!!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homeschool Club Keeps On Going!

Did you know Fall Creek Public Library offers a free Homeschool Club?

We meet on the third Monday of the month from 130-230pm. Ages 5 and older from home- and unschooled families are welcome to attend. We have had friends from Eau Claire, Fall Creek, Osseo, Fairchild, Menomonie, and more!

In September, meet at the Library before we go on an adventure around town! We'll journey outside to collect leaves and then press them once we return to the library. In case of rain, I will have other activities planned.

In October, we will examine leaves under the microscope to see what they look like. We'll then ID as many leaves as we can and make booklets for everyone to take home. If you miss our September meeting, we will have extra leaves on hand for you to use.

Parents are welcome to stay and participate, spend time on our computers, meet with one another, or run errands. If you do choose to leave, make sure your child or myself knows how to get in contact with you.

In case you do not have a calendar in front of you, the dates we will meet are September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17. At that time, we will re-visit meeting times and dates for Winter/Spring 2013.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Online Contest!

Congratulations - you made it through school! Now go to our Facebook page and participate in our online Library Meme Contest! Submit a meme related to librarians, popular books, or libraries by the end of the day today!

No swearing, violence, or graphic images.
The image with the most "likes" by September 12 will be our winner! The winner will be able to come pick up a free book from the Library.
Please do not submit a meme more than once, but you may submit more than one meme! Make your own or do an internet search!

Here are some images to get your ideas started: