Early Dismisal Movie

Miss Tina and I had SOOOOO much fun with everyone this afternoon during our Early Dismissal Movie program. Kids from as little as 4 on up to some brave 6th grades joined in on the fun after school let out for the summer. We watched Frozen!

First we made snowflakes. (I know it’s hot outside, but the movie does take place during the summer!).

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Next, we started the movie and blew bubbles when anyone mentioned a snowman.

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We waved around our snowflakes for “Let it Go”.

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And threw ‘snow balls’ (Styrofoam balls) at the bad guys.

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Oh yeah, there was popcorn. Lots of popcorn. 🙂

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Check out all the other fun stuff we have going on this summer here. And don’t forget to sign up for the reading program here.

Hope to see you soon!

-Miss Amanda

We’re back!

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Story Time is back for the summer and we just had a super fun Toddler Time at the library today. Our theme was ‘Fun in the Sun’ and we read some classic books and learned some sign language for Sun and Fun.

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Signing Time: I love the Sun
(Tune: Hot Cross Buns)

I love the SUN, I love the SUN

When the SUN is out I can have some FUN.

 

Here are some of our enthusiastic high fivers at the end of the story time.

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Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading Club for a chance to win prizes. The Early Literacy Club, where parents read 25 books to preschool children, can be registered for here.

See you later alligators!

-Miss Amanda

 

This Week in Story Time – Moose

 

This week we will talk about moose! I adore moose and there are some really cute books about them. Here is a sample of what is to come:

Rhyme: I’m a Moose!

I’m a big brown moose with antlers tall.

Listen to my stomp and listen to my call.

When I see trees I think, “Yum, yum!”

Get lunch ready ‘cause here I come!

From HPCL website.

Signing Song: Here’s My Moose

(Tune: Frere Jacques)

Here’s my MOOSE

Here’s me MOOSE

He is big, He is big

He has hooves and antlers

He has hooves and antlers

He’s my MOOSE, He’s my MOOSE

See you Friday!

This Week in Story Time – Sweater Weather

Story Time is back starting today at 2pm with our new Spanish/English Bilingual Story Time! Both native English and Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend to improve bilingual literacy.

REMINDER: Toddler Time (Tuesdays) and Preschool Story Time (Fridays) will be starting at 10:15am instead of 10am from now on to give you parents some time to get to us.

This week we are going to be reading books and singing songs about Winter and Sweater Weather. Today it is a chilly 34 degrees out there with a high wind. Bundle up and venture out to see us. I promise, we will have a lot of fun!

Here are some of the books we will be reading this week:

Can’t wait? Try out this song at home. We will sing it in Friday’s Preschool Story Time.

Does Your Scarf Hang Low?

(Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?)

Does your scarf hang low?

Does it wobble to and fro?

Can you tie it in a knot? Can you tie it in a bow?

Can you throw it over your shoulder like a Continental Soldier?

Does your scarf hang low?

See you this week!

~Miss Amanda

This Week in Story Time – Jon Klassen

This week, an inadvertent secondary theme is hats. This is because my favorite Jon Klassen books are This is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back.

Jon Klassen received the 2013 Caldecott Award for the Illustrations in his book This is Not My Hat, a book about a fish that feels confident he will get away with stealing another, much larger, fish’s hat. Klassen has written and Illustrated several books. He has a very distinctive art style with muted, inky colors. His stories are always witty, some having an almost dark humor to them. Here is a sampling of some of his excellent art.

I Want My Hat Back

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

This is Not My Hat

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

To explore more of Jon Klassen’s art and adventures, follow him on tumblr here: http://jonklassen.tumblr.com/.

In addition to reading some lovely books by Jon Klassen, we will also be visited by a local author, Lynn Gray.

See you there!

-Miss Amanda