Using two paper plates the children made a "fish bowl". They glued fish onto the first plate and then put a piece of blue saran wrap over the top. Then they glued on a second paper plate that the center had been cut out of, on the top.
My appreciation and much thanks go out to Lynda. Since I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the story time supplies or craft I decided to take a picture of Lynda's new bulletin board which I think looks great! Awesome Origami Yoda :)
Next week: Red for Valentine's Day
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“Don’t steal” is one message of “This is Not My Hat,” named Jan. 28 as winner of the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. “Don’t get caught” is another. The humorous story of a tiny fish who steals a hat from a big fish lets its visual images provide hints that keep readers following the fish and imagining the dangerous consequences.
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We used a simple cut-out puzzle of a purple cow and recited the poem, I Never Saw a Purple Cow. Since our craft involved a whole bunch of left-over die cut letters we used them to do The Purple Letter Hokey Pokey. We also had an activity where I recited a poem and the children used the purple die cut letters to follow the directions. It goes like this:
Put your purple shape in the air, Hold it high and leave it there.
Put your purple shape on your back, Now lay it on your lap.
Hold your purple shape in your hand, Now everyone please stand.
Wave your purple shape at the door, Now lay it down on the floor.
You could actually use this poem with any color. Substituting color names as needed. We sang and moved to the song, Mr. Knickerbocker by Greg & Steve's CD, Fun & Games.
For our craft we did the old stand-by tissue paper "stained glass" activity. For a twist on this craft, I used my die cut alphabet letters and cut the word "love" out of purple papers. Reminiscent of the Robert Indiana, LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia. Then when the children completed gluing the tissue paper to the waxed paper we glued the purple paper on the top before hanging them in the window. They turned out beautifully and I told the children that they would make a great Valentine's day decoration to hang up in their windows at home. Check out that pile of snow outside the window! Valentine's Day is still a way off, I hope we have less snow by then.
Next week: Blue
The sun is going to be out (we hope) or at least it will have quit snowing (we hope) so that everyone can easily get to a preservation workshop we are hosting this Saturday at 1 pm in the library auditorium.We have a very lively speaker coming to tell you how to take care of that family bible that is falling apart, or those pictures that are yellowing, or any old items that you love and want to keep in good condition. In fact, the workshop actually works much better when people come and bring lots of examples of their family heirlooms to discuss in terms of their long term care and storage.
Our speaker, Randy Silverman, is the Preservation Librairan at the University of Utah's Marriott Library. and he's had over 30 years of professional experience in this field. Mr. Silverman is very passionate about his work and he brings a lot of energy and knowledge to his workshops. I am sure this is one you won't want to miss!
This Is Not My Hat ›J. Klassen(68)Hardcover: $8.79Creepy Carrots! Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown(37)Hardcover: $10.19Kindle Edition: $9.68Extra Yarn ›Mac Barnett, Mac Barnett(67)Hardcover: $10.19Green ›Laura Vaccaro Seeger(15)Hardcover: $10.19One Cool Friend Toni Buzzeo, David Small(8)Hardcover: $11.55Sleep Like a Tiger Mary Logue, Pamela Zagarenski(13)Hardcover: $11.55Kindle Edition: $9.99›See past Caldecott Medal and Honor titles2013 Newbery Medal WinnersThe 2013 winner of the Newbery Medal is The One and Only Ivanby Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao. The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Newbery Winner and Honor Books:
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao--Winner
- Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz--Honor
- Bomb by Steve Sheinkin--Honor
- Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage--Honor
In Darkness ›Nick Lake(14)Hardcover: $12.23Kindle Edition: $9.89Aristotle and Dante Discover the... ›Benjamin Alire Saenz(12)Hardcover: $11.55Kindle Edition: $8.89Code Name Verity ›Elizabeth E. Wein(128)Hardcover: $10.98Kindle Edition: $9.34Dodger ›Terry Pratchett(215)Hardcover: $9.99Kindle Edition: $8.75The White Bicycle Beverley Brenna(1)Paperback: $12.95›See past Printz Medal and Honor titles2012 Golden Kite Awards for Children's BooksThe winners and honorees of the only award presented to children's book authors and artists by their peers in the categories of Fiction | Nonfiction | Picture Book Text and Picture Book Illustration:
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys--Fiction Winner
- Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming--Nonfiction Winner
- Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner--Picture Book Text Winner
- Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet--Picture Book Illustration Winner
See more best books of the year and the month More 2013 Children's Book Award WinnersNational Book AwardCoretta Scott King AwardPura Belpré AwardGeisel Award Page 1 of 22012 Edgar Awards for Best Juvenile Mystery and Best Young Adult MysteryJuvenile Winner "Icefall" and Young Adult Winner "The Silence of Murder" plus 2012 finalists in each category.
Icefall ›Matthew Kirby(19)Hardcover: $13.39Kindle Edition: $5.38The Silence of Murder ›Dandi Daley Mackall(12)Hardcover: $16.41Kindle Edition: $9.99Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish... ›Tom Angleberger(13)Hardcover: $11.88Kindle Edition: $9.99It Happened on a Train Mac Barnett, Adam Rex(7)Hardcover: $11.74Kindle Edition: $5.69Vanished ›Sheela Chari(7)Hardcover: $12.89Kindle Edition: $7.19The Wizard of Dark Street ›Shawn Thomas Odyssey(10)Hardcover: $13.64Kindle Edition: $5.59›See more Edgar Award winners and finalists
Our first class of this Story Time session we talked about the color white. It was a great topic for this time of year with all the snow on the ground and covering everything from trees to sidewalks. We read Black Meets White by Justine Fontes, White Food Fun by Lisa Bullard and Winter White by Christianne Jones with our toddler classes. We added A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis, and Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion for our Preschool classes. I also told a story with the white board. As we sang to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell" we drew parts of a snowman. So it went something like this: There's snow upon the ground, there's snow upon the ground, Hi Ho it's cold outside there's snow upon the ground. We added eyes, nose, smile, hat, arms, boots and scarf as we sang about each one.
I had some pictures of white things like milk, soap, ice cream and pop corn. I read a riddle about each one and saw if the children could guess what the riddles answer was. We did a little song about following instructions called Make a Circle and danced along. Finally, we made a white things collage. I gave each child a black piece of construction paper and had a variety of white things to glue on like, cotton balls, Q-tips, lace, rickrack, beads, buttons and feathers. For our take home pages we had a couple of worksheets on Hot and Cold.
Next week our topic will be: Purple
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Ground to a Halt
By Bishop, Claudia
2007-02 - Berkley Trade Pub
9780425214299 CHECK CATALOG
Sisters and innkeepers Meg and Quill have an inn full of guests who can't stop fighting. Soon, one ends up murdered on a pig farm, and when a psychic correctly predicts a second murder, business grinds to a halt. Includes a recipe from the Inn at Hemlock Falls. Original. …More
By Carriger, Gail
2010-09 - Orbit
9780316074155 CHECK CATALOG
Carriger delivers the third installment in the adventures of Alexia Tarabotti and her parasol. After she's attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, Alexia flees to Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Original. …More
By Carriger, Gail
2010-04 - Orbit
9780316074148 CHECK CATALOG
Carriger delivers the wickedly funny second novel in her Parasol Protectorate series, which finds Alexia Tarabotti entangled once more with London's vampires, werewolves, and supernatural mysteries. Original. …More
By Carriger, Gail
2009-09 - Orbit
9780316056632 CHECK CATALOG 2010 Alex Award Winner
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets Jane Austen in this wickedly funny debut novel, which kicks off Carriger's new series set in an alternate 19th-century London that not only knows about vampires and werewolves, but accepts them into the upper tiers of society. Original. …More
By Child, Lee
2009-10 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440246077 CHECK CATALOG
Originally published in hardcover: New York: Delacorte Press, 2005. …More
By Clancy, Tom
Read by Phillips, Lou Diamond
With Greaney, Mark
2012-12 - Brilliance Corporation
9781469273754 CHECK CATALOG
Mega-selling author Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher. Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left the country no choice but to plan an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China's ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high. …More
By Cook, Robin
Read by Guidall, George
2012-12 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611761092 CHECK CATALOG
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and master of the medical thrilleris back with another brilliant blend of cutting-edge science, technology, andsuspense. …More
By Coulter, Catherine
Read by Flosnik, Anne
2012-11 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455831050 CHECK CATALOG
Third in Catherine Coulter's charming Medieval Song series.
Agatha H. and the Airship City
By Foglio, Phil
Author Foglio, Kaja
2011-08 - Night Shade Books
9781597802123 CHECK CATALOG
The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the Hugo, Eagle, and Eisner Award-nominated Web comic Girl Genius, comes "Agatha H. and the Airship City", a gaslamp fantasy bursting with adventure, romance, and mad science. 264 pp. …More
Empire and Honor
By Griffin, W. E. B.
Author Butterworth, William E., IV
2012-12 - Putnam Adult
9780399160660 CHECK CATALOG
October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up, but they have far more important things to do. …More
By Hickman, Tracy
Author Hickman, Laura
2005-03 - Warner Books
9780446612227 CHECK CATALOG
From the husband-and-wife team comes a monumental new dragon-laden fantasy series. "The scope, detail, meticulous planning and weaving and winding storyline . . . are just breathtaking."--R.A. Salvatore. …More
The Moonlit Mind
By Koontz, Dean R.
Performed by Berkrot, Peter
2012-11 - Brilliance Corporation
9781469248585 CHECK CATALOG
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Vol. 3: Defender of the Realm, 19401965
By Manchester, William
Joint Author Reid, Paul
2012-11 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781470819538 CHECK CATALOG
The Romanov Conspiracy
By Meade, Glenn
2012-08 - Howard Books
9781451611861 CHECK CATALOG
From the internationally bestselling author of "The Second Messiah" comes an intriguing thriller about an archeologist who discovers new clues to the mysterious disappearance of Princess Anastasia. …More
By Paul, Donita K.
2007-07 - Waterbrook Press
9781400072514 CHECK CATALOG
This fourth installment in the ongoing Christian fantasy will please its growing fan base. Whereas the third book focused most heavily on Bardon's adventures, this episode alternates between his story and the heroism of Kale, now Bardon's wife. Kale, charged with hatching and schooling a dragon army, enjoys help from her father but must summon strength and courage from reserves she didn't know she had. …More
By Paul, Donita K.
Read by Grafton, Ellen
2011-06 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455821693 CHECK CATALOG
Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service.A Desperate Search Begins?A small band of Paladin's servants rescue Kale from danger but turn her from her destination: The Hall, where she was to be trained. Feeling afraid and unprepared, Kale embarks on a perilous quest to find the meech dragon egg stolen by the foul Wizard Risto. First, she and her comrades must find Wizard Fenworth. But their journey is threatened when a key member of the party is captured, leaving the remaining companions to find Fenworth, attempt an impossible rescue, and recover the egg whose true value they have not begun to suspect?Weaving together memorable characters, daring adventure, and a core of eternal truth, Dragonspell is a finely crafted and welcome addition to the corpus of fantasy fiction. …More
By Woods, Stuart
Read by Roberts, Tony
2013-01 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611761405 CHECK CATALOG
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in ManhattanNand back in his element. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance. …More
KBYU Eleven is committed to providing Utah's children with the care and education they need to succeed. For many years, as part of their ongoing efforts to better the lives of children, KBYU-TV has presented these workshops throughout Utah for parents and childcare providers. To keep up with the increasing demand for the workshops, they turned to technology to provide these free resources.
On their website you can find:
1. 12 full-length video workshops of 35-55 minutes each that can stand alone or be viewed as a series.
2. Resource guide with information and activities for each workshop.
3. 45 short clips (3-4 minutes) emphasizing key points from the workshops.
4. An online assessment tool that allows daycare providers to document that they have viewed the workshops at part of their Utah Career Ladder Certification.
We hope you'll pass this information along to anyone you know that might find these resources beneficial.