Summer School Books and Fun

Here are the other books and fillers I presented for this year’s Summer School class visits to the library. Unlike my “Carnivores” theme, I didn’t do the same materials or order for each group; I played around quite a bit, picking and choosing at whim. I did loose “food” and “mail” themes, but I wasn’t strict about staying on-theme. I got to try out books I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, so that was extra fun!

Books I may have shared:
Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French Koller
Maria the Matador by Anne Lambelet
How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller
Food Faces by Rudi Sodamin
Delivery Bear by Laura Gehl
It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton

Fillers I may have used:
Boom Chicka Boom
Herman the Worm
Boo Baby stories (learned from storyteller Priscilla Howe)
Book Book Book (This is a well-loved librarian anecdote about a chicken that comes into the library. One version, “The Well-Read Frog” can be found in Margaret Read MacDonald’s Three Minute Tales.)
various Mad Libs

What's Inside the Mailbox? A Valentine?

I love getting mail! I especially love getting Valentine’s Day cards! Today, we talked about the post office, mail carriers, and things you might find in your mailbox (like Valentines!)…

Stories Shared:
We Need Mail Carriers by Lola M. Schaefer
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.)
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Cap, Mittens, Shoes and Socks
I Have Something in My Pocket
Sometimes
I’m a Little Teapot
My Eyes Can See
Round and Round the Garden
Tony Chestnut

Bonus Rhyme:
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, share them now with me.
I have red ones.
I have orange ones.
I have yellow ones, too.
I have green ones.
I have purple ones.
I have some that are blue.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them now with me.
1-2-3-4-5-6!

Music:
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (I am a Fine Musician)

Craft:
We made simple Valentine’s Day cards and envelopes