Saturday, April 28, 2018

Earth Day 2018

We celebrated Earth Day at Storytime Thursday during school vacation. We read The Earth Book by Todd Parr and How to Help the Earth by The Lorax (and Tish Rabe). We talked about things kids can do to help - like use both sides of paper to draw and write, turn off lights when you leave the room, and shut off the water while you brush your teeth! Then we made an Earth Day crown, a green one, like the Earth!
We used long strips of brown packing paper - paper that I was going to throw away! Isn't that a good way to recycle or reuse? We colored the brown paper to make it green, made fringe-y cuts into the top that looked like grass, then we drew on tiny insects and animals, or stuck on flower or butterfly stickers, or used tiny dots to make caterpillars. Each person's crown was very different!

Friday, April 20, 2018

April Showers

We read about rain today - and mud, boots, and rainy day fun! Red Rubber Boot Day is by Mary Lyn Ray, who lives in New Hampshire, just like us! It told about a child having fun playing outside in the mud and rain. In The Rain with Baby Duck told a sweet story about a duck who didn't like to be wet - until his Grandfather had a great idea! Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre was a nonfiction book, with real facts and real photographs of rain. After the craft, Emily read us a funny Mo Willem's book about Elephant and Piggie called Are You Ready  to Play Outside? Can you guess what the rain did in this book?

We decorated both sides of a paper plate, cut it in half, and made it into an umbrella. We added some raindrops, because it was a rainy day!