Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tough Topics for Teens Bookmarks and Poster Printables

3/31/16 Update - I added a link for the Publisher files at the bottom. 

*Thanks to my detail oriented friends for pointing out the typo on the poster which has now been corrected*

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Here is my version of the Tough Topics for Teens bookmark that was circulating on the internet.  I don't know who to thank for the original inspiration. I never found a nice printable copy so here are links for PDFs of the Tough Topics bookmark and poster.  The  bookmarks  are three to a sheet and the poster is sized as 11x17 portrait.  





Get the Publisher files here.

Laura
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Spring

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The good news is my storytime is getting bigger; 30 kids today.  The bad news is we do less because passing out scarves and other activies just take longer. 

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.
Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling

Knees – shoulders - friends

Books

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray
Rainy Day by Patricia Lakin

Music

Leaky Umbrella by Jim Gill for The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
Shake Your Scarves by by Johnette Downing from The Second Line - Scarf Activity Songs
I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito





Felt Board

Five Little Rain Drops

Five Little Raindrops
Five little raindrops (hold up five fingers)
Dancing on the walk (dance hand up and down)
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
that’s the way they talk. (pat legs)
Out comes the yellow sun, shining in the sky (raise arms up like the sun)
And away goes one raindrop (hold up one finger)
Bye, bye, bye! (wave goodbye)

Scarves

Borrowed from Scarf Songs and Rhymes for Storytime on Jbrary.
One Bright scarf - (adapted from 10 Little Fingers at Storytime Rocks)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)


Jack in the box sits so still
Will he come out
Yes he will

Closing
We Clap Our Hands Like This - tune farmer in the dell. Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs on Storytime Katie who borrowed it from Rhymes for Toddlers on Sunflower Storytime.


We clap our hands like this
We clap out hands like this
We clap our hands with all of our friends
We clap our hands like this.

We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss with all of our friends
We blow a kiss like this.


We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye with all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Rainy-Day Watercolors
Craft
Today's craft was Rainy-Day Watercolors from Mailbox Magazine. I printed a spring themed coloring sheet which the kids filled in with watercolor markers. Then they dipped  paintbrushes in water and painted the marker on the coloring pages.  The result was really pretty. I tested all my washable markers and found that nearly all of them bleed when you add water. The only downside was some children worked at their papers until they made a hole.   I would recommend table clothes and maybe cardstock next time. 


Laura

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Teeth

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.
Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling


Knees – shoulders - friends


Books

Clarabella's Teeth by An Vrombaut.

Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Snip snap! What's That? by Mara Bergman


Songs

Hands are for clapping by Jim Gill for Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes 
Brush your teeth by Raffi for Singable Songs for the Very Young 
Going to Kentucky by Carole Peterson from Baloney
Goldfish song by Laurie Berkner for The Best of Laurie Berkner Band 

Felt
My Colorful Toothbrushes
Inspired by Growing a Smile - Teeth by Fun with Friends at Storytime. Sung to the tune of Mary Wore Her Red Dress. 

My Colorful Toothbrushes
I went to the store for a new toothbrush
I took my time
to make up my mind
I didn't want to rush
and I thought
I'll use the green toothbrush, green toothbrush, green toothbrush, I'll use the green tooth brush all day long.

Bean Bags
Puppet On Your Heart

From JBrary, you can watch the full video of the song. I changed the lyrics to beanbags and it went very well.

Put your puppet on your heart, On your heart.
Put your puppet on your heart,On your heart.
Put your puppet on your heart,What a lovely way to start!
Put your puppet on your heart,On your heart.
Put your puppet on your knee…
You’ll both be filled with glee…
Put your puppet on your toes…
Now move it to your nose…

Felt 


Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mister Crocodile,
“You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Crocodile,
Quiet as can be
SNAP!
(Continue the countdown until…)
One little monkey….
instead of Snap say “and he tickled those monkeys until he mad them pee”


Closing
We Clap Our Hands Like This - tune farmer in the dell. Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs on Storytime Katie who borrowed it from Rhymes for Toddlers on Sunflower Storytime.


We clap our hands like this
We clap out hands like this
We clap our hands with all of our friends
We clap our hands like this.


We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss with all of our friends
We blow a kiss like this.


We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye with all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.


Craft
I saw a game on Mailbox Magazine that I liked called Smiles All Around. I couldn't get the game board to print so I made my own. Be careful when you put the black dots on your beans to be cavities that you only put the dot on one side of the bean. Otherwise you'll end up at the dentist a lot and your patrons will think you are a goofball.  


Laura

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Teen Outreach - Book Speed Dating Printable

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For a recent school visit I did speed dating with books.  The 7th grade classes really enjoyed it. I brought 30 books to the class.  The students divided into groups.  Every 2 minutes I played an alarm on my phone and the groups had to switch books from the stack or with another group. The form gave them space to write enough information to help them find the book at the library later.  We dated books for 15 minutes and for the last 10 minutes of class we reviewed which were the preferred tiles. I presented each book and had the students call out reasons why they liked the books.  Ironically some of the books they liked were in the teacher's classroom collection.  I will definitely use this program again. You can find a link the worksheet we used below. Now if only I knew what to do with my school group this month. 

Laura
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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Quick Pic - Garden Felt

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It didn't feel right to have build a snowman felt up for the kids to play with now that it's March. Here is a garden felt the kids have now. 



Laura
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