Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quick Pic - Dominoes Felt Board


Howdy

I had previously made a Tetris board with felt for the kids to play with. That game inspired me to make another game; this time I chose dominoes. Our set of 28 felt tiles was quick to cut out. I painted the dots using black acrylic paint and the top of a pen to keep the dots uniform.  In retrospect I would have use another color besides the blue because the dots are hard to see on that color unless you are close up.

Laura


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Preschool Storytime - Space

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed – Carole Peterson HUM
Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling

Knees – shoulders - friends

Books

Zoo Zoom! by Candace Ryan
Sheep Blast Off by Nancy Shaw


Monday, February 20, 2017

Preschool Storytime - Boxes and Presents


*Update - I originally misattributed the idea for my felt board to the wrong blogger. I learned to make the Mystery Box felt by reading Fun with Friends at Storytime. *

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson from her Album HUM - Highly Usable Music

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends

Books
Thank You Bear by Greg Foley
My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand.


Music
Jack in the Box by Hap Palmer for So Big: Activity Songs for Little Ones
Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem



Little Red Box - Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs
I wish I had a little red box
To put my mommy in.
I'd take her out and go,
Kiss, kiss, kiss, (Kiss in air.)
And put her back again.
Daddy: Hug, hug, hug. (Hug self.)
Good Friends: "How do you do?" (Shake hands).



Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017


*Posted 12/14/16, updated 2/20/17*

Howdy,

Unlike my previous posts on New Year's resolutions I don't have a lot of plans as a librarian for 2017.  In fact I would like 2017 to be a year in which I librarian less. I don't want to be a librarian 24 hours a day. When I get home from my job I don't want to keep working unless the work I am doing is on myself.  Currently I read books all the time. I am constantly reading and reviewing youth titles.  I always have an audiobook to listen to and titles to be read for book talks.  Recently I have begun to wonder what my job would be like if I only did my work 40 hours a week/while I am physically at work.  Would my job suffer?  Or would I come to the library with fresh eyes? What would I do with my personal time if I weren't still doing my job in my off time?  I don't know what will happen but I want to find out.  I want to leave my work at work.  If I can't get my book reviews done at work then that task will have to wait.  If I don't have to time to read all new books for my book talks then I will adapt.  There are lots of videos of people reviewing books and surely I am not the only person to recommend a title they have never read before. The goals I do have are more for me.  They are less benchmark and more bucket list. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Preschool Storytime - Owls

Opening

Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson from her Album HUM - Highly Usable Music 

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends


Books
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Whooo's There? by Mary Serfozo



Music

Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem
1 2 3 Whee by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael from Groovy Green

Sleeping Bag Chant by Carole Peterson Stephenson from H.U.M. - Highly Usable Music - Here the tune so you can sing it yourself and see lyrics on Macaroni Soup.