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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. Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego.

Catalog - Skippyjon Jones

May 5, 2014. A pet parrot tries to help his human family prepare for the Cinco de Mayo festivities in San Antonio, Texas.

Catalog - Let me help!

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. The kids tossed bean bags into a sombrero and we also did the Mexican Hat Dance!

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

April 28, 2014. The kids all decorated their own bookmarks! They also got to use some special library stamps.

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. After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

April 14, 2014. Roslyn Rutabaga is a rabbit. One day she has a plan to dig the biggest hole on earth. Will she succeed?

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.

March 24, 2014. Fascinated by the fact that humans are made mostly of water, a boy develops an unusual relationship with it once he stops being afraid.

March 24, 2014. We filed a tub with water and the kids guessed which items would float or sink!

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!