Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

How did we get from talking about ears to oceans? Read on and find out what we did in one of my favorite flow storytimes ever! This storytime was for a mixed-age family group.     Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Bread & Butter Read: Ears by Flowerpot Press This storytime group started off with… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

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Flannel Friday: Crunchy Carrots

Happy Flannel Friday! Today I'm sharing one of our storytime favorite flannels from this year: crunchy carrots! Crunchy Carrots Six crunchy carrots growing in the ground, Along came a bunny without a sound! (whisper) She pulled on a top as hard as she could, Out came a carrot! Mmm, it was good! (rub belly) Repeat… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Crunchy Carrots

Storytime Spotlight: Fun Fishy Adventures with School Agers

Blogging today about my favorite storytime so far this summer! I love school visit and summer camp season. I got to lead this storytime with my buddy Tanya for a mixed age summer camp group containing kindergartners up to fifth graders. We had a blast!   Talk: Library vs. Non Library Sort I started in… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Fun Fishy Adventures with School Agers

Flannel Friday: Little Shell, Little Shell (Mini Math Makeover)

Have you ever looked at an old flannel and really wanted to give it a makeover? When I started doing storytimes, I made flannels willy nilly... but my idea of what makes a good flannel now differs drastically from when I first started out. This basic seashell set, where the only variation is color, just… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Little Shell, Little Shell (Mini Math Makeover)

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with Some Pop Out Vehicles…

How did we get from planes and trains to fire trucks and the farm? Read on to find out about our latest flow storytime adventure! This mixed-age family crowd was mostly composed of preschoolers and up, plus a few toddlers. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: Giant Pop Out Vehicles… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with Some Pop Out Vehicles…

Storytime Spotlight: Above & Below Again

Back again with another opposites post! Shortly after my first Above and Below storytime, I got to cover an evening storytime and do this theme again. I LOVE covering evening storytimes because we usually see some older kiddos. At this storytime my youngest was 2, my oldest was in 3rd grade and I had just… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Above & Below Again

Storytime Spotlight: Above & Below

Blogging today to share one of my favorite recent storytime plans! The inspiration for this storytime came from Fountas & Pinnell's Verbal Path for the Formation of Letters. I used these motions often as a teacher (click on the image for more): When our focus rolled around to Letter Knowledge last month, I started thinking… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Above & Below