Storytimes

Letter “D” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABCs series. Books My letter "d" was long, but the * indicates a book I actually read for the storytime itself.  Dalmation and a Digger by Rebecca Elliott The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler One Pup's Up by Marsha Wilson Call We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin* Splish, Splash Ducky by… Continue reading Letter “D” Storytime

Preschool STEAM

StechEAM: Building Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool

For a recent preschool STEAM program, I focused on activities that build the computational thinking skills that form the foundations of future technological and digital literacy. This is a technology program that requires... absolutely NO "real" technology!! Station #1 : Code Cooties Game Supplies Needed Painter's Tape "Cooties" (printed large on paper works fine) Instructions… Continue reading StechEAM: Building Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool

Storytimes

Letter “C” Storytime

Books for the tots Cock-a-Doodle, Quack Quack! By Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb Construction Cat by Barbara Odanaka Clip, Clop by Nicola Smee Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy MacLennan Wow, It's a Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris for preschool+ The Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin The Cow Who… Continue reading Letter “C” Storytime

K-5 Literacy

The Dewey Decimal States of America

I have a class from a local Montessori school that visits me once a month at the library for outreach programs. We have toured our main library, worked on digital literacy skills, and today, we learned the basics of researching The United States. What We Learned I started our lesson by reviewing how to choose… Continue reading The Dewey Decimal States of America

Storytimes

Letter “B” Storytime

Books The Bear in My Bed by Joyce Wan Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberly Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani Five Busy Beavers by Stella Partheniou Grasso Activities "Where is Bear?" This one is from the amazing Storytime Katie. Break out the bear puppet for maximum fun. "Where is Bear?" Where is… Continue reading Letter “B” Storytime

Preschool STEAM

Crackle, Fizz, STEAM: Fizzy Preschool Science at the Library

This preschool STEAM program was a huge hit! We had a blast and made a pretty big mess along the way, all in name of learning a little science! I was impressed with how well this program went, despite having several messy activities. This is a great example of how prep work and instructions can… Continue reading Crackle, Fizz, STEAM: Fizzy Preschool Science at the Library

Book Reviews, K-5 Literacy

Strong Female Leads & Fantastic Graphic Novels: My November Reads

November is almost over and I read some great books during this month! Check them out!The links in this post lead to the book's corresponding Goodreads page. Rosie Revere and the Raucus Riveters: The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty Ages 7-10 Rosie Revere, Engineer is turning into quite the franchise. Rosie is now the leader of… Continue reading Strong Female Leads & Fantastic Graphic Novels: My November Reads