Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

Back with another fun, math focused fall flannel! Just look at these lovely leaves: Pattern: available from Ashley Hughes Oh the possibilities!┬áNotice the varieties in leaf size, type, and color. Lots of opportunities for math talk! Here's some questions I might ask, depending on the age of my group and how I set out the… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

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Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Another fall storytime reflection! This time I had literally one of the BEST groups ever in the past three years I've been doing storytime. I really connected with the kiddos and the parents. It's difficult to describe, but the whole thing felt like one long back and forth, natural conversation. The entire time, everyone was… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Storytime Spotlight: Trees & Leaves, Take One (Family Time)

Here's one of my favorite fun storytimes from this fall! This day I had a younger crowd, so this storytime definitely skewed on the toddler side.       *Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: This is the Way We Clap Our Hands... Read: Night Owl by Toni Yuly If you haven't run into Yuly before… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Trees & Leaves, Take One (Family Time)

Flannel Friday: Fall Is Not Easy & A Fun Twist

I FINALLY made a Fall is Not Easy flannel! I feel like I've leveled up as a children's librarian. If you haven't been exposed to this book before, it's a fun, silly story that makes an even better flannel. It's all about a tree that much prefers the other seasons to fall. Winter is easy… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Fall Is Not Easy & A Fun Twist

Flannel Friday: Early Math in the Pumpkin Patch

Interrupting my nostalgic summer storytime blog posts to bring you a fun fall flannel - PLUS a template! I've learned a lot this year about early math and have been working hard to include more opportunities for math talk in my storytimes. This means making flannels with specific variation in mind - e.g. size, length,… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Early Math in the Pumpkin Patch