Friday, October 13, 2017

Kindergarten Returns!

On a spectacular fall afternoon, kindergartners from New Hampton Community School walked down to the Gordon-Nash for a second visit.  First, we read The Great Monster Hunt by Norbert Landa, about Duck who heard a sound under his bed, and all the animal friends who he looked to for help. Then we talked more about choosing a good book and taking care of it when it's out of the library. While waiting for a turn to choose a book to take back to the classroom, each child colored a "monster" bookmark to bring home. Kids practiced sliding a paint stick (donated by R.P. Williams in Bristol) into the spot on the shelf next to a book they thought they might like to look at. If they decide not to borrow that book, the paint stick marked the spot where it belonged back on the shelf! Everyone chose a book to take back to their classroom, checked it out at the circulation desk, and slid it into Mrs. Bird's special library book bag. Before they left, we read Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, because we didn't have time to read it the last time! And it was funny, but not so creepy!

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