Let’s Drive Playtime

13 11 2008


If You’re Happy and You Know It (Flannel Board)


Freight Train by Donald Crews– Have the kids make train noises throughout the book to keep them interested.


Firetruck song (to the tune of 1 little, 2 little, 3 little Indians) — Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck (drive), hurry, hurry drive the firetruck, hurry, hurry drive the firetruck on a Sunday morning.

Other verses: Hurry, hurry turn the corner… (turn and shift to side) Hurry, hurry find the fire (search with hand over eyes)… Hurry, hurry climb the ladder (climb)… Hurry, hurry spray the water (pretend hose)… Hurry hurry back to the station (drive).

The Wheels on the Bus


Ring around the Rosie


Autumn Story Time

25 10 2008


The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall

Plumply Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo


The Leaves are Falling Down (to The Farmer in the Dell)

The Little Squirrel


I got the idea for a pretend walk through the forest from Children & Libraries in an article called “Let’s Pretend.” We put on our coats and zipped them up, and everyone got a pair of binoculars (paper towel rolls stapled together with a piece of yarn at one end). We ran through the meadow, hopped around bushes, skipped on the path, balanced on a log over a stream, tiptoed around a sleeping porcupine, and twirled with the falling leaves (adapted from Wee Sing Let’s Pretend). Then we looked at pictures of animals (labeled with their names) that were posted on the wall through the binoculars. After the walk the children decorated their binoculars with stickers.


Next time I might lead the children through each picture so they can talk to me and each other about the animals. Also, the stickers didn’t stick well to the paper towel rolls.

Too true…

7 08 2008

song chart memes
more graph humor and song chart memes


1 08 2008

Found this on Librarian Avengers. Tee hee.

I found a date through zombie harmony - one of the best free dating sites for zombies
Created by Mingle2.com (Dating for non-zombies)


10 07 2008

One of my favorites blogs is LISNews. They blog about all things librarian. If you hear of a library-related story, you can suggest they blog about it by filling out a quick form. The most recent post up there now is about how the comic strip “Unshelved” is sponsoring “Pimp My Bookcart.” If that’s not some awesome librarian news, I don’t know what is.

My post for LIS 724

10 07 2008

This blog was born during the Spring of 2008 as part of my Internet Fundamentals and Design class. I chose this template because it has a clean look and I like the black, white and green colors. I also like that you can change the photo at the top. I picked a fuzzy ball with googly eyes partly because googly sounds like Google, and that made me chuckle. Library humor. What can I say?

I enjoy writing on my blog, but its way too easy to forget that others are also reading it. Once, I created a post complaining about a fee for LibraryThing. I was very surprised when someone from LibraryThing commented on my post. I felt pretty silly about that one.

My time to Twine

3 05 2008

I just got invited to start using Twine, a new Web 2.0 tool that allows users to store and organize all sorts of documents, web sites, and emails. You can send things to Twine by using a bookmarklet, like with del.icio.us, or by emailing them directly to the program. I’m still trying to figure it out (like, why can’t I make a twine called blogging just because there’s already one out there?), but once I do, I’ll let you know how it works and if I like it.

Yay new tools!