GOT Mail Story Time
Here are books & activities from GOT Mail Story Time, which is Mondays at 1pm for children ages 3-5. Click on any book title twice in order to see the book in the catalog.
May 5, 2014. It's Cinco de Mayo, and today's letter came from Skippyjon Jones. It's fiesta time!!
May 5, 2014. We did a Jumping Bean game, similar to Freeze Dance. When the music is playing, the "beans" all jump around; when the music stops, they curl back up into a ball on the ground.
May 5, 2014. For Cinco de Mayo, the kids made Spoon & Easter Egg Maracas!
Maracas Craft for Cinco de Mayo
April 28, 2014. Today's letter came from our very own library director, Ms. Bernadette. She told the kids about her job, gave us two good library books to read and she even told Mr. Steve that he can give the kids an inside tour of the library!
April 28, 2014. A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend.
April 28, 2014. Beverly is thrilled to finally check out a book with her own library card, but when she accidentally keeps the book too long she worries that she'll have to pay a huge fine or go to jail.
April 28, 2014. We played the game, Lightning Librarian. The kids had to try to remember where all the books in the game's library are, just like a real librarian!
Lightning Librarian - Free Brain Game
Tuesday, April 14, 2014. "What's up, Doc?" Today's letter came from none other than Bugs Bunny!!! Bugs wanted us to do a rabbit story time. He gave us some books to read, an activity to do and a craft to make. The activity was "Bugs Says" (a bunny version of Simon Says).
April 14, 2014. Bugs Bunny wanted us to make these bunnies with plastic Easter eggs and pipe cleaners! They were cute, cute, cute!
April 7, 2014. Today's letter was from Yin & Yang and it was in CHINESE! Mr. Steve deciphered some words, such as chopsticks. The kids practiced using their chopsticks.
April 7, 2014. When Kùai cannot get enough to eat, he begins using sticks to grab food too hot for the hands, and soon all of China uses Kùai zi, or chopsticks.
April 7, 2014. Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.
March 24, 2014. The animals of the African savanna use their senses to predict and then enjoy the rain.
Sink or Float? - This lesson will also provide practice categorizing a variety of objects according to observable characteristics. SC.1.P.8.1: Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light), texture, and whether objects sink or float.
March 24, 2014. We filed a tub with water and the kids guessed which items would float or sink!
March 24, 2014. We did this "magic" trick with a water bottle!
March 24, 2014. Coffee Filter Butterflies!!
March 10, 2014. Today's letter was from Geoffrey, the giraffe from Toys R Us! While the kids may initially have been disappointment that there were no toys with Geoffrey's letter, they soon saw that he had a wonderfully fun story time planned for them!