Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Story Time

My poor supervisor has been sick since Thursday and still hasn't come back to work yet. So yesterday she was suppose to do story time but was home in bed so I had to throw something together. It actually turned out well. So for story time I read:
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. In the story there are these cartoon Dinosaurs who sometimes don't make their bed, or make a mess in the bathroom, or wont take a nap, but at the end of the day they always make it up in some way to symbolize how much they love you. I liked the book because the parents were all human, but then there were these giant dinosaurs, that were acting like children. It was cute because one of the little boys at story time kept yelling "I'm a dinosaur!"

Happy Valentine's Day Delores by Barbara Samuels. A story about a girl who was snooping through her older sisters room and found this necklace in the drawer. Delores (the younger sister) wore the necklace to school the next day but when she got home and tried to put the necklace back she'd lost it. Delores winds up going to the store to buy a new necklace to replace the old one.  The next day on Valentine's Day, Delores's older sister Faye give Delores the necklace for Valentine's day.

Little Bear's Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik. Little Bear is also a TV show so I though the kids who knew the show would get a kick out of this book. Little Bear makes Valentine's Day cards for his friends and a special one for his mom. He hides his mom's card to give to her later and on his way to deliver the cards he'd made his mom suggest that he look in the mail box to see if he'd received any cards. There was one for him but he didn't know who sent it. His mother declared that he must have a secret admirer. As Little Bear sets out to deliver his cards he thinks that one of his friends may be his secret admirer but when he delivers their cards they are tell him that they're not his secret admirer and give him their cards. When Little Bear gets home his mother and all of his friends are waiting. his mother declares that she is his secret admirer. Little Bear gives his mother the card he made for her and they all live happily ever after.

In honor of Little Bear and his home made Valentine's Day cards, I had construction paper, markers, crayons, stickers, glitter, these squishy ball things and all the parents helped the kids make their own extra special Valentine's Day cards. It was the cutest/ messiest thing ever. Note to self, start saving newspaper to put down for all activities that involve glue.


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