Kelly is here to read "The Digger and the Flower", a fabulous book that celebrates springtime!
Librarian Kelly is here to read you "The Clever Stick"
Kelly would love to share some great activities related to "The Clever Stick" - Kelly always has such great ideas of how to extend the learning at home.
Science Teacher Wendy is also doing some activities involving sticks - today she is here to reach you all about bird's nests!
Going on a Nest Hunt with Wendy
Birds are out! Step outside your home nearly any time of the day and you can see birds flying overhead. Close your eyes and listen for their songs. There are so many types of birds in our area. See if you can tell the difference in color, size, sound of birdsong.
Grab a parent and a camera and walk around your neighborhood. Look at trees, under roof tops, on porches, and count how many nests you can find. Some nests are small, some are large, some are way up high! Here are some photos I took just on my block. If you find a nest, keep checking on it. You may see baby birds one day! Be sure that you don’t try to touch a nest. You never know who may be sleeping in there!
Things you can do to take care of the birds…
Kelly is here to read you the story "Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack"
Story time Activities
“Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack” By Lynley Dodd
1. Rhyming is a great way for children to learn about the sounds of language, it introduces emergent readers to word families and it is just plain fun. Look around your house for other rhyming books that you can read together. When you come to the end of a sentence have your child guess the rhyming word before you read it, then say both words together so they can hear the ending sounds.
2. At the beginning of the story Hairy Maclary didn’t want to play with Zachary Quack. By the end of the story the characters were definitely friends, how did that happen? Did Zachary Quack do something to help Hairy Maclary? Friends take good care of each other, maybe you can remember a time when you helped a friend or they helped you. If you like to draw you could draw a picture of that nice memory.
3. Zachary Quack is a very cute little duckling and he always reminds me of the song “The Five Little Ducks”. If you know the song you could teach it to your grown-up, if you don’t there are many examples you could look up online. Happy Singing!
Kelly would also love to read you a story called "The Little Gardener" - check out those GORGEOUS illustrations!!!
Kelly wants to share a super fun worm activity you can do at home! For those of you who are squeamish rest assured there are no *actual* worms involved in this activity!