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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Science Stars Storytime July 16

Lots of science topics today: water, animals, poop, colors, experimenting, using clues, shapes, size.....

Welcome Song: Let everyone clap hands like me

Book: All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon

Song: Water Wheel Song by Kenn Lonnquist - we danced with ribbon wands

Book: Poopendous by Artie Bennett

Song and Felt: 5 Tall Giraffes by Colleen and Uncle Squaty

Book: Brief Thief by Michael Escoffier

Goodbye Song: Can't wait to celebrate

NO BUBBLES! Gasp! We painted instead. I showed them a variety of tools and shapes they could paint with: loofah, sponges, paintbrushes, dishwashing items, and a plastic flower. Then they went WILD! It was great. I had not done this activity in a while and am pleased I chose it. I think they enjoyed themselves and making different-looking strokes and shapes.

We have creative kids... and parents!

Next storytime is at Tiny Tots on July 22 at 2:30pm. Theme is Count on It. The next Library storytime, July 23, is Dinosaurs!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Up in Space Storytime

We did our welcome song, Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me.

Book: The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

Action Song: Sally Go Round the Sun - We twirled wands and our bodies as we sang this one.
Sally go round the sun.
Sally go round the moon.
Sally go round the chimney tops
Every afternoon.

Book: Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer

Action Poem: (I made this up yesterday and am kinda proud of it.) Whenever I said "stars," we twinkled our fingers and said "twinkle twinkle twinkle." Whenever I said "shooting star," we hollered "WOOSH!" as we moved our hands from one side across to the other, like a shooting star falling from the sky.

The sky is sparkling, full of light.

Don’t be afraid of the dark of night.

See the stars (TWINKLE TWINKLE) up in the sky.
Now a shooting star (WOOSH) flies by.

See the stars (TWINKLE TWINKLE) wink down.
Now a shooting star (WOOSH) goes round.

Shooting stars (WOOSH) are comets flying.
Our sun is a star (TWINKLE TWINKLE) hot and trying.

Book: The Moon Might Be Milk by Lisa Shulman

Song (from the Summer Library Program manual, I believe):

I'm very, very tall (stretch up high).
I'm very, very small (crouch to ground).
Tall (up)! Small (down)!
Now start your engines (crouch and bounce up and down, make revving noises)...
BLAST OFF! (jump up)

Goodbye Songs and Bubbles

After storytime, I brought out the gear building blocks. Kids also chose to work on the newspaper sculpture.

Next Week: Science Stars.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Outdoor Mad Scientist & WQOW Weather Lab

The last full week of July was full of excitement. We had our first guest, WQOW Weather Lab, and at our After Hours Mad Scientist, we did fly swatter painting, bubbles, and no-fire S'mores.

Check out all the fun!