Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Toddler Story Time: Family means...Hugs

Thanksgiving is not too far away. And when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of family, and when I think of family, I think of HUGS!

It is National Picture Book Month and National Young Reader's Week! Enjoy a free book from the One More Story website each day this week.

The books we read today were:
How to babysit a grandpa How to babysit a Grandpa  by Jean Reagan - read to us by our W.A.T.C.H. Dog Bernie McCabe (grandpa of Mac K. in 4th grade), which was a special treat!

Teddy bear, teddy bear : a classic action rhyme Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear by Michael Hague - we had such fun acting out Teddy Bear's day!

How do you hug a porcupine? How do you hug a porcupine? by Laurie Isop (Spoiler alert: Very carefully!!!)

Time for a hug Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator - we all practiced giving our best "I Love You!" hugs as we went through this bunny's day!

A book of hugs A Book of Hugs by Dave Ross - did you know there is a hug for everything? Even hugging like an octopus?

We sang a silly song today with Miss Nina called "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt", and it was so much fun to sing it soft and loud!

Next week will be a Book Fair Story Time! Until then, keep reading!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Toddler Story Time: Picture Book Month

November is National Picture Book Month!
Picture books are still some of my most favorite pieces of literature to read! They can touch your heart, make you laugh, make you cry, and are SO MUCH FUN to read out loud!

Here are the titles I read today for Toddler Story Time:
Chu's day Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman

I want my hat back I want my hat back by Jon Klassen

That is not a good idea! That is NOT a good idea! by Mo Willems

Duck! Rabbit! Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

Swim! Swim! / by Lerch. Swim! Swim! by Lerch

This is not my hat This is not my hat by Jon Klassen

I had so much fun reading today!
If you need help finding more great books to read with your kids, check out the School Library Journal list of Best Books 2012 and then come to MWE next week for Mrs. Lewis' picks!
Until then, keep reading!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pumpkin Contest 2013

There were 70 entries that we divided into 20 categories with first, second, and third place winners. Great Job everyone! Click here to see close-ups of all the pumpkin characters!