Category Archives: Family Literacy

December Stories

More Golfview Family Literacy Fun! Happy Holidays, everyone :)

Opening Song: “Put Your Finger in the Air” from Pete Seeger: Children’s Concert at Town Hall (live version)
Read-aloud #1: You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow
Flannel: Rudolph! Rudolph!
Read-aloud #2 (Sung): Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, version illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Storytell: The Mitten (You can use beautiful visuals as props from Jan Brett’s website here.) (I also used Heather Forest’s musical refrain from her version on her Tales Around the Hearth cd.)
Read-aloud #3: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Closing Song: “Jingle Bells” from The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (with bells, of course!)
Craft: Make holiday cards

Bad Wolf?…or…Good Wolf?

More storytime fun with the Family Literacy crowd at Golfview Elementary! Today, we played around with the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, and other wolf stories. And, the wolf wasn’t always the bad guy! Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands With Me Read-aloud #1: Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf by RachaelContinue Reading

October Stories

I’ve started a new school year with Literacy Connection ESL families at Golfview! The families enjoy learning and practicing English by participating in these for-all-ages storytimes. Opening Song: “Hands Are For Clapping” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song Read-aloud #1: The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall *Fingerplay: Apples Read-aloud #2: Creepy Carrots! byContinue Reading

Hoppy Bunny

Twice a month, I visit ESL families to do an hour long program with them. Sometimes, we do storytimes with a craft, sometimes we do writing workshops, sometimes we do mini-lessons, etc. Here is my Bunnies Outreach Family Literacy Visit from last week. (FYI: I will be doing a slightly different bunny storytime again atContinue Reading

Book Care

For a family literacy visit last week, we read stories and talked about book care. And, we made some really fun monster bookmarks to help us take care of our books! OPENING: Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me (Pete Seeger) PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by KarenContinue Reading

Bodacious Body

Everyone, I am 3 posts behind! I’ve been very busy at the library as well as buried in the IL snow. It’s been a crazy winter. Can’t wait for spring!!! Here’s the “Body” storytime that I did 2/3 at my Panera and Randall Oaks storytimes. I also did a version for my Family Literacy ConnectionContinue Reading