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Archive for November, 2017

Boys & Books: Ghost (5th-8th grade)

I’ve been having trouble scaring up boys of all ages for our parent-child book clubs lately.  Tonight, I had 6 families signed up, which was amazing (especially for the older boys).  Only 3 showed up, which is sort of my minimum for a decent discussion, but we had a lot of fun.  All of the boys attended as 3rd and 4th graders, and it was fun listening to them (and their parents) reminiscing about favorite past activities.  We had a great discussion and the games went over well.

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Storytime: Birthdays

Who doesn’t love birthdays?  The cake, the presents, the balloons, the shaving cream…  Wait, what?  This was a fun storytime – there are lots of good birthday books and songs – but the craft totally kicked it up a notch.  Homemade puffy paint for the win!  

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Boys and Books: Dying to Meet You

approved3Our 3rd and 4th grade parent-child book club read Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise in October.  I was having trouble deciding on an activity, and then at the last minute I decided to have them use a green screen app to put their pictures in front of a haunted house.  Super fun!

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Storytime: Colors

color-mixing1 There are so many good color books it’s hard to choose – we have done whole seasons focused on one color per week.  We started off by talking about favorite colors, and then shared some familiar books and songs, plus one book that was new to everyone.  We finished up with a color mixing activity.

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