Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter Reads for Young Children

Did you know that Easter is just around the corner? April 1. No Fooling. Select some fun reads for your toddler or preschooler. My favorite is the Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter. #Affliate links
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Here's the rest of my list:

Tomie Depaola's Book Of Bible Stories
Lamb, Duck and Bunny Board Books Set
Jan Brett's The Easter EggPaw Patrol Count on Eater Pups
and my new favorite, Here Comes the Easter Cat

Remember to Keep Reading Short, Simple, and Often

  • Toddlers frequently have shorter attention spans than babies. Look for text that is short and simple. Read a little bit, several times a day.
  • Choose books about everyday experiences and feelings. Your child will identify with the characters as they dress, eat, visit, nap, and play. Board books are great for this.

Sing, Read, Repeat. 

  • Read favorite stories and sing favorite songs over and over again. 
  • Repeated fun with books will strengthen language development and positive feelings about reading.

Monday, October 17, 2016

How to Trap a Ghost OR How to find a scary story in the Library using Destiny's OPAC

     My students start begging for the scariest stories I have as soon as the calendar is turned over to October. So, I wrote a lesson plan with a Ghost Buster hook that would teach the students how to use Destiny's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog- from Follett Corporation).
The demonstration is presented with a power point containing screen shots. We then move into some live searches using the projected computer screen. The students take turns testing their brainstormed terms and locate a book. The student's exit slip is the completed Ghost Trap/call slip with the successful term used. The terms will be added to a mini poster that will stay near the OPAC stations to assist others in later searches.

 You can access my PowerPoint here.

You can access my Ghost Trap/Call Slip activity sheet and mini poster here.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Yellow Jacket Ensemble

"These pants are PERFECT. They look sharp and well fitted, even though the waist has comfortable give," says J. Elliot. Briggs New York Women's All Around Comfort Pant forms the base of this fresh collection. The pants are 63% Polyester, 33% Rayon, 4% Spandex with a hidden elastic comfort waist--Everyone will notice and no one will know. The classy short sleeve smart office cotton shirt blouse with a textured line. The front is an open V, then does up with white pearl effect buttons. The short cap sleeve is gathered with a puff effect and matching button. The front has gather detail at the top buttons. This is a fitted style with seams front and back is flattering on any figure. The lightweight V Neck fine knit cardigan adds a casual trendy look. No outfit like this is complete without the Anne Klein Women's Fairlee Suede Dress Pump--classic with flair as it is trimmed with gold-tone and a lovely bow at the toe. Coordinate these with the Scarleton Quilted Patent Satchel, a classic and elegant purse. Beautifully made, the high quality finishes are perfectly complimented by the charming patent leather bow for a distinctive style. Accessorize with the simple, stunning, elegant, natural and classic. 18K Yellow gold plating over brass, double strands necklace decorated with labradroite stones.Pair this with stunning unique black onyx dangle earrings--handmade in South America. and a lovely cuff watch completes the look. You can find of of these at the new "What's not to Wear" department in the TCS The Coffee Shoppe.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


We've been practicing Feel The Joy (Mark Condon) for church. Join us at The Well if you can.