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…

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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

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Stick…

And ended with Baths and Bunnies! Here's one of my recent flow storytimes for a mixed-age family group. This month we're focusing on Letter Knowledge.     Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Sing: What is the Weather? Sang this all the time as a classroom teacher, but I'll be darned… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Stick…

Storytime Spotlight: 2019 Summer Reading School Visits

May is probably my favorite month of the year. I LOVE getting to help with summer reading school visits and doing storytimes with some older kiddos! This year I got to partner with my buddy Tanya to promote our upcoming summer reading program, "Choose Your Library Adventure." After welcoming the groups and introducing ourselves, I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: 2019 Summer Reading School Visits

Flannel Friday: Going on a Dragon Hunt

Get ready to don your armor and grab your sword - this year's summer reading theme is "Choose Your Library Adventure!" When I think of adventure, I think of quests. This flannel twist on the classic "Going on a Bear Hunt" has been a huge hit during my recent summer reading school visit storytimes! We're… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Going on a Dragon Hunt