Monthly Archives: March 2015

Babies in Bloom: Print Awareness

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community! Today’s early literacy skill is Print Awareness. Program … Continue reading

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Early Literacy Resources

Early Literacy Components Phonological Awareness: the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words Print Conventions/Awareness: knowing that print has meaning, how to handle a book, direction of print, environmental print Letter Knowledge: knowing that the same … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Book Review, “After the End” by Amy Plum

“I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I’m all I’ve got now. I can’t trust anyone.” World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Fantasy Reads for Book Clubs (and for reluctant Fantasy readers)

Finding one shot fantasy titles, or fantasy titles with more universal appeal is much harder to accomplish than a traditional readers advisory (or even a Science Fiction Book club pick), because Fantasy tends to serialize, and depend on the continuation … Continue reading

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St. Patricks Day Family Storytime

Themes: St. Patricks Day, Green Early Literacy: Phonological Awareness Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills (ages five and under) Family storytimes at AACPL are focused on all … Continue reading

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FUNology: Kinetics

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math In this program, we did a series of activities, some focus directly on different types of kinetic energy, others that focus on identifying how your body moves, and finally how kinetic movement has affected art, … Continue reading

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A Craft for 50 Cent’s and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Bryan Collier.

A special club for elementary school students with discussions, games, crafts and a┬ásnack. Newcomers always welcome! My colleague, Mindy is the lead on this program with my assistance. She develops questions and we collaborate to create awesome games and crafts. … Continue reading

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