Thursday, September 25, 2014

Toddler Story Time: Mo Willems

This week we had tons of fun with one of my very favorite authors, Mo Willems!

Books we read this week were:
The pigeon needs a bath!

I am going! : an Elephant & Piggie book

Hooray for Amanda & her alligator!

We played "Bathtime Boogie" while listening to a classic Sesame Street bathtime song "Rubber Duckie, Your'e the One" by Ernie. Everyone walked around in a circle until the music stopped, and then froze to be picked to get a prize during the song.  Everyone left with a prize, a Pigeon tatoo, and a Pigeon maze activity sheet.

We also sang the song "If you're happy and you know it" with Miss Nina.

What a great time we had together laughing and smiling and having fun! I hope to see everyone back to play, sing, and listen to more stories next week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Constitution Day 2014

Today is Constitution Day, which is a celebration of the day the United States Constitution was signed in 1787. Find out more about our founding fathers and the work they did to form our great country at
House mouse, Senate mouse
Our third graders enjoyed hearing the story House Mouse Senate Mouse by Peter W. & Cheryl Shaw Barnes read by a local attorney, Elizabeth Lockett with the Houston Bar Association. The Houston Bar Association donated the book to the MWE Library for us to read throughout the year to help our students learn more about our government.

Our Meadow Wood students did a great job listening to the story and asking thoughtful questions. Ms. Lockett complimented them on their good behavior and responses. Just one more reason for us to be so proud of our Meadow Wood students!

Toddler Story Tiime: Dot Day 2014

It was so nice to see so many new and familiar faces for Toddler Story Time today! We had lots of fun reading, singing, and creating with dots and circles.

Books we read today:
Lots of dots Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier - we learned that there are dots everywhere! See how many you can find all around you!

Skippyjon Jones shape up Skippyjon Jones shape up by Judith Byron Schachner - you can read it again on We Give Books (click here).

Press here Press Here by Herve Tullet - our very favorite one of the day!

Songs we learned:
From Miss Nina:
"The more we get together"
"There's a little wheel a-turning in my heart"

Other songs we sang:
"Three Primary Colors" by OK Go (on Sesame Street)
"Goodbye Song" from Out of the Box

Then everyone was invited to design their own dot with circle stickers. Here is one proud artist's finished picture:

*bonus: Parents, you can see your child's creation come to life in 3D by downloading the iOS app colAR and using it to scan his/her picture. Have fun!