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Sunday Quiz

Here’s an easy one – I got all of them correct, though a couple almost tripped me up. General children’s lit questions. Enjoy!

http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/ForChildren/Childrens-Literature-Trivia-17216.html

Nancy Drew cover from http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com

Cheers,
Miss Molly*
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Picture Book Review

I love, love, LOVE! the new Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld book: Exclamation Mark ……!!!

image from Goodreads

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

Great concept, great design, great story! Short and sweet, the illustrations are simple and bold, blending perfectly with the story of this little exclamation mark who tries so hard to fit in, until he realizes his full potential. I love that this story essentially takes place on that gray/oatmeal-colored, almost-newsprintish, wide-lined paper with the little dashed line in between each that I used in elementary school to practice writing my letters. A fun story for any age, but also a great book to read when learning about punctuation!

This gets 5 Goodreads stars from me!!

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Toto the Tornado Kitten!

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This little girl read the book beforehand and was SO excited to meet Toto! She brought him some food to donate to the local pet shelter.

For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Toto was found in a tree as a newborn kitten after surviving a tornado that swept through Western MA about 2 years ago. A paramedic and his wife found the kitten and saved him. They wrote a book and do story time programs around MA to raise money for local pet shelters. All proceeds from book sales are donated.

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April 17, 2013 · 9:36 pm

Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos image from Amazon.com

This super-cute picture book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri is a fun read for ages 4 & older. It’ll tell you all you need to know about how to throw a successful taco party for dragons: how they like their tacos and how they don’t (i.e. NO spicy salsa.) Because, of course, it’s something you’ll probably need to know in the future. The illustrations have some hilarious details that will crack you up – my personal favorites describe the different types of parties dragons like….too funny! The end gets a little “spicy” but it’s nothing a few mild tacos won’t fix 😉

Check it out!

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Groundhog Day & Valentine’s Day Displays

Curtesy of Miss Melinda in the Children’s Room…… I knew there was a reason I HAD to buy the groundhog puppet! How cute is that?

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Also Miss Melinda’s creation 🙂

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Harry Potter Club

At our Harry Potter Club this month we made these really cool Lumos/Nox lightswitch plates that I found via Pinterest. A very talented person made the original picture on her computer and printed it out to put on a lightswitch plate. I took the picture of her finished product and printed it out (making it the correct size for my plate) and glued it on. 🙂

I purchased the plates at Walmart – they are pretty cheap. I bought a few regular ones, oversized and ones with the large opening in case any of the kids had those in their rooms. They all had the normal ones at home so we used all regular oversized. 🙂

I printed them out for the kids and had them cut them out. (I cut out the middle for the switch with the exacto knife.) Then they used elmers glue to glue the picture onto the plate. Once that was done, we used modge podge (which is the greatest thing ever) and a sponge brush to cover the entire plate, including all the edges to seal the paper on. When they dried, which was pretty quick, they are hard – shelac-like.

They had the option of painting their own picture on the plate, but they all wanted the pre-made one. Fine by me!! Less mess to clean up.

While we waited for them to dry, we did some Harry Potter Trivia (from the first & second books.)

Lumos/Nox lightswitch plate

 

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Lego Club – Food Challenge!

This is from a few months ago. I was so impressed with what some of these kids came up with!

Whenever we have Lego Club, I put a LEGO CHALLENGE on the dry-erase board. Some kids choose to try the challenge, but most kids just make whatever they want. It’s totally up to them. Usually my challenges are completely last-minute. This one just happened to turn out awesome!

 

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