Every Tuesday at 10:30 am at Cooke County Library, a storyhour for children & adults is held.
Each week there is a different theme and a different volunteer to lead the storyhour.
The length of the program is between forty to sixty minutes. Various elements
of the program include music, stories, acting, and sometimes a craft.
If you are interested in participating in this year round event,
please contact Children's Storyhour co-ordinator, Kimberly Reiter at 940-668-5530.
Let's make this year's Storyhour program as big a success as last year's!
Come partipate in all the events!
Thank you to all who volunteered and those who participated in the program.
May 2013 Schedule
Mark from "Mooving Thru
the Mud with Landon"
Circus with Ms. Karen
Leach & family
Red Book Club
Ms. Kim Bradley
4/30/13:Today in story hour, Collin Izzo and Wesley Plemons
from the GHS Reading Red Book Club came & read books!
Then, we sang a bumblebee song & made butterflies!
4/23/13: We listened to stories about chickens and pretended
to hatch out of eggs. Then Ms. Kim brought
five real baby chicks for us to see!
4/16/13:Carissa Tenorio from “Camp Kiowa” visited today.
She read stories about making new friends. Then
we colored butterfly pictures with our storyhour friends.
4/9/13: "Rain, Rain, Go Away..." We talked about rain and spring today.
Ms. Jane Dane from Lavender Ridge Farm read to us. Then we
made the pitter patter sound of rain with Ms. Kim.
We made umbrellas and raindrops for our craft.
4/2/13: We celebrated National Poetry Month by reading
poetry books about fish and animals. We sang nursery
rhymes with Ms. Kim and made hand-print fish.
3/26/13: Gainesville High School Librarian, Deri David, brought her bunny
friends with her and read about bunnies. We sang
"Little Bunny Foo Foo" with Ms. Kim and made bunny
ears for our craft. Ms. Kim gave us bunny
rubber duckies to take home.
3/19/13: We talked about leprechauns, shamrocks, and the color
green with Ms. Kim to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
We even read "Green Eggs and Ham."
Then we made green shamrock people.
3/12/13: Grant Wilson was our guest today. He read stories
about sheep, pigeons and St. Patrick's Day.
Then we colored pictures with Ms. Kim. The boys wanted to
draw monsters while the girls drew flowers.
3/5/13: Ms. Kim read "Giraffe's Can't Dance."
Then the Dhooghe family performed traditional
Irish dances for us. They even taught us a
few steps. Then we colored an Irish dancers.
2/26/13: We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with Juana Rodriguez
& Kendall Evins from Gainesville's "Reading Red Book Club."
Then we sang "If You're Happy and you Know It"
with Ms. Kim and our special visitor, Cat in the Hat.
Finally we made Cat in the Hat masks.
2/19/13: We learned about Presidents' Day and money
today with Ms. Kim. We played a penny toss game
and we each got to take a shiny penny home.
2/12/13: Today was a day of holiday celebrations.
We talked about the Chinese New Year and
Valentine's Day. We did a traditional Chinese dance
with ribbons and made "Valentine Mice" Valentine cards.
2/5/13: Happy Birthday Ms. Kim!
We celebrated Ms. Kim's birthday by reading stories
about birthdays and playing with the parachute.
Ms. Kim gave each of us a birthday
rubber duck and brought a birthday cake.
1/29/13: We had SNOW much fun today! We did
"The Snowkey Pokey" with Ms. Kim and she read to us
about snowmen. Then we helped her find the pieces to
build our own lifesize snowman! We sang
"Ring Around the Snowman" and made
snowmen out of stickers. To top of the great
day we had a snowball fight!
1/22/13: We watched an old time movie today!
We watched "The Napping House."
Then Ms. Kim read about Russel,
a sheep who couldn't sleep.
We used popcorn to decorate
a sheep for our craft.
1/15/13: We discovered penguins with
Ms. Kim today. She read a story to us and then
for a special treat we got to listen to the audiobook,
"If You Were a Penguin." We did a penguin dance,
colored penguins and painted
a penguin with our footprint!
1/8/13: Today we rang in 2013
a little late by reading about
New Year's Eve tradtions.
We had our own ball
dropping & threw confetti!
But before we had our
celebration, we each made
a snowflake for Project Snowflake.
This project was to create a winter
wonderland in memory of
those lost in Newton, CT. Our
display is located on 1 of the
library's outside doors.
12/18/12: The Cooke County Ballet Academy
performed for us at the State Theater!
There were 3 different age groups of dancers.
Ms. Kim read "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
We love this yearly event! Thanks to
Ms. Stephanie Stoffels, all
the dancers, Ms. Tamera Broyles
and David & Susie Jones!
12/11/12: Liz Gonzales &
Vanessa Miranda of the
Gainesville High School
Reading Red Book Club were
our special guests. They read
stories about Christmas.
We made Santa Claus masks
for our craft. Plus took
pictures by our "faux" fireplace
& in our Elf cutout.
12/4/12: What an adventurous day we
had at storyhour! We sang songs,
& Ms. Kim read us stories on
winter themes like Christmas
& snow. The big surprise was
Ms. Laura Eastman helping
with our crafts. She showed
us how to recycle Christmas
cards by lacing them with string.
Our second craft was a homemade
snowglobe! We used small bottles
of water & got to pick all the items
that went in the bottle. Thanks
Ms. Eastman for sharing your ideas &
time with us!
11/27/12: Minnie Mouse's big sister,
Sissie visited us. She read us
stories about mice. We got to interact
with 1 story by making noises. We took
home our own paper mouse.
11/20/12: Today we had our annual
storyhour visit from the
Gainesville Fire Department.
They taught us about fire
safety, read us a story about
the equipment they use, gave us
our own fire hat, a tour of Engine #3 & a
visit from Sparky the Fire Safety Dog.
Thanks Gainesville Fire Department!
11/13/12: Gainesville High School's
Reading Red Book Club students
Vicky Moreno & Marcy Ruiz were
our special guests. They read stories
about what dinosaurs do when they
say good night & eat their food.
To celebrate Thanksgiving next week,
Ms. Kim had us launch a paperbag
turkey on a parachute & pin hats
on a turkey. We also colored
turkeys to take home.
11/6/12: It was pumpkin time with Ms. Kim
at storyhour. We read stories about pumpkins,
got to see what's inside a pumpkin &
how it feels .Next we played pin the leaf on the
pumpkin & made our own
paper pumpkins to take home.
10/30/12: State Trooper Mark Tackett visited today.
He talked to us about staying safe on Halloween
and read a Halloween story to us. He gave us
Tex & Dot coloring books to color and take home.
10/23/12: It was apple picking time with Ms. Kim today.
We got to pick apples from an apple tree
and we listened to stories about apples.
Then we colored apples with popsicle stick worms.
10/16/12: Colors were our theme
in storyhour today. Ms. Karen
brought some special guests
& they read books about
different colors to us. They
also brought objects that
were different colors.
10/9/12: We had a special
puppet show, "3 Little Fishes".
In the puppet show, the fish wiggle
so Ms. Kim read us 2 other books
about "wiggling". We got to use the
fish puppets too! Then we went outside
& used chalk to color on the sidewalk!
10/2/12: Today our storyhour guest
was Ms. Tania. She & Ms. Kim
read stories to us about animals.
Our craft was leaf animals.
9/25/12: Sue from the Hagerman National Wildlife
Refuge Foundation was our special guest today.
She told us about the refuge and why it is important to
keep a safe, clean environment for our animals.
We learned facts about fish and Sue read to us about fish.
Then we traced our shoes to make fish pictures.
9/18/12: We celebrated National Play-Doh
Day at storyhour. Since we were sharing
the Play-Doh, Ms Jennifer read
us books about sharing & having good
manners. We created all kinds of
things with our homemade Play-Doh.
Things like inch worms, pizzas,
snowmen, butterflies & grapes.
Each of us got to take home a
bag of the homemade Play-Doh.
Thanks Ms. Kim for making it!
9/11/12: Yeah it's International Chocolate Day!
Ms. Kim read us stories about how chocolate
is made & Curious George's adventure
at the chocolate factory. Afterwards we
made paper chocolate kisses to take home.
9/4/12: This Sunday, 9/9/12 is
Grandparents' Day so today
we had Granny Nell read.
She read stories about grandparents
& we made cards to give our
grandparents this Sunday.
Happy Grandparents' Day!
8/28/12:On Monday, most of
the schools in Cooke County
started. So today at
storyhour Ms Kim read
books to us about school.
We sang "Wheels on
the Bus" & got to color
a school bus to take home.
8/21/12: Who's faster than a speeding bullet?
More powerful than a locomotive?
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
It's Superman! It was Superhero day
with Ms. Irma! We read stories about
all types of superheroes, had to save stuffed
animal victims from an obstacle course &
made our own Superhero to take home.
8/14/12: Learning our ABCs was
the theme for Ms. Kim & the
younger kids today. They sang
songs, read stories & colored.
With the Olympics ending this past
Sunday, Ms. Suzanne & the older
kids learned historical facts about
how the Olympics began. They
even held competitions &
8/7/12: Ms. Suzanne & the younger kids
read stories about all types of animals.
They made frog faces to take home.
The older kids & Ms. Kim read
about inventors like Benjamin Franklin.
7/31/12: Imma Sleuth made a visit to
the Cooke County Library's
storyhour. We helped
solve mysteries with her.
Thank you to David & Susie Jones
for letting us use the State Theater!
Sponsored with funding from the
7/24/12: The theme for today's storyhours
was "safari". Ms. Kim & the younger kids
went on a safari with the stories they read.
They made paper plate elephants to take
home & played jungle dominoes. The
older kids explored a Science Safari
with Ms. Susan Campbell. On their
exploration they learned about
electricity & how it's created.
They created small electric
lightbulbs to take home.
7/17/12: The library's Ms. Kim
taught the younger kids about
different kinds of bugs. They
created their own "paper"
bug jar to take home.
Ms. Kit Chase read her story,
"Lady Q Makes Quintessence"
to the older kids.
7/10/12: Ms. Kim Bradley read the younger
kids stories about all kinds of monsters. Some of the
monsters were green monsters, Elmo the monster, & 5 little
monsters. They got to make green monsters to take home.
Ms. Suzie & the older kids read about scavenger hunts.
They had their own scavenger hunt in the
library to find all kinds of things, like magazines,
the water fountain & DVDs.
7/3/12: Today we celebrated the USA's
birthday! The younger kids celebrated with
Ms. Sara & Ms. Scheana by reading stories
about July 4th & made firework pictures to take home.
The older kids read a story about the 1st flag &
then guessed the names of national monuments.
Happy 236th Birthday America!
6/26/12: Our special guest today was Ronald McDonald.
The show he shared with us was,
"It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald".
Some of us got to help him out. Thanks for
coming Ronald! We enjoyed the show.
Thank you to David & Susie Jones
for letting us use the State Theater!
6/19/12: "Peter Rabbit & the Mysterious Magic Hat"
was a our special treat. This was the true story of
what really happened in Farmer Brown's garden.
This play was perfomed by The Story Time Theater.
Thank you to David & Susie Jones for
letting us use the State Theater!
6/12/12: The younger kids went camping
with Ms. Kim at storyhour. They read stories,
roasted marshmallows on pretzel rods
& made racoon puppets to take home.
The older kids & Ms. Jennifer played the
mystery of the community helpers.
Then did a search a word puzzle
that included words about
the community helpers.
6/5/12: It was the first storyhour of
the Library's Summer Reading Program.
The theme is "Get a Clue...at the Library".
Ms. Kim took us on a visit to the beach.
Ms Jennifer & Ms. Kim read us books about the
beach. We got to reach into a big bag &
guess what it was that we'd find at the beach.
We played a beach game by bouncing a beach
ball on a parachute. Then we decorated
beach pictures to take home.
5/29/12: How big are you? That
was the common question in
all the books Ms. Tamera read to us.
We colored a sheet & measured ourselves
just to see how big we are.
5/22/12: Our guest, Grant Wilson
read books to us about
parrots and bugs.
We sang songs with Ms. Tamera and
she gave us frog stickers.
5/15/12: Ms. Tamera
sang songs with us
& read stories to us
about loosing our teeth.
We got special stickers
to wear home.
5/8/12: Animals, animals
everywhere at storyhour!
Ms. Ashley brought her
guitar & we sang songs!
Then she read us stories
about all kinds of animals.
We even got rubber duckies to
take home on this rainy Tuesday.
5/1/12: Our special guest
was Ms. Jane from
Lavender Ridge Farms.
We sang songs, & she
read stories about Springtime
4/24/12: All the books that Ms. Tamera
read to us were about kite flying. Our
craft was to decorate & put together our
own kite picture.
4/17/12: Our special storyhour guest
was Grant Wilson. In keeping
with the National Poetry Month
theme, Grant read & dramatized
a variety of poetry books.
We colored butterflies to take home.
4/10/12: April is National Poetry Month
so today we read poems by poet Shel
Silverstein. We sang songs, shook
animal eggs & danced.
3/27/12: It was a pajama party with
Ms. Tamera! We read stories about
pajamas, going to bed & night time
rituals. Besides the stories,
our special treat was cookies!
3/20/12: Dancing with the Dhooges was a treat!
This is the second year that this family
has come & shown us traditional
Irish dances. They even teach us
some basic steps. Ms. Tamera read us
books about dancing too
3/13/12: Happy Saint Patrick's Day! We read stories
about leprechauns and shamrocks with Ms. Tamera
and sang "I'm a Little Shamrock." We got lucky
shamrock pencils to take home.
3/6/12: Bucky the Cowgirl and her friends
showed up for Texas & Women's History Month.
She performed her show "Wild About the West."
She read, did magic tricks & even give us
our own Bucky the Cowgirl trading card.
We sure had a good time!
Sponsored in part with funding
2/28/12: Ms. Sandy Geyer was our special
guest for today's storyhour. She
& Ms. Tamera sang & read stories about
being grump & having bad days.
2/21/12: Our theme today was dinosaurs.
Ms. Tamera read us lots of stories
about them. We went on a dinosaur hunt,
& dug for dinosaur bones. Thanks
for the fun filled storyhour Ms. Tamera!
2/14/12: The Gainesville High Schoolers,
Kenzee Nickerson & Mailyn Rocha
helped us celebrate Valentine's Day!
We read stories about the holiday
& played pass the Teddy.
Then we decorated our Valentine's Day
bags to take home our treats from
2/7/12: February is Black History Month.
So we had Decee Cornish as our
special guest! He told us African stories
& taught us about many new
instruments. We even got to
play some of them. Thanks
for coming to see us again
Sponsored in part with funding
1/31/12: Mittens! Mittens!
Who's got mittens?
Ms. Tamera read us a mitten poem,
that we acted out. Plus
several stories about mittens.
We made paper mittens
stuffed with animals to take home.
1/24/12: Happy Chinese New Year!
2012 is the year of the dragon.
We learned & celebrated it! Our
artwork project was dragons which
will be on display in the Library from
1/27/12 - 2/10/12.
1/17/12: Ms. Sonia visited & read stories
about all kinds of animals: frogs, pigs, rats
& sharks. We laughed at the stories.
We colored pictures of the main
1/10/12: Um Um good! Soup was our theme.
Ms. Tamera read to us & we ate homemade
veggie soup on this cold wintry day.
1/3/12: Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
First we wiggly our wiggles out &
then it's time for wintery stories.
We made snowmen to take home.
And last but not least our
January snowball fight!
12/27/11: Happy New Year!
Ms. Kim read stories about New Year's
Eve to us. We celebrated by toasting,
shooting off poppers
& our traditional countdown
& confetti throwing.
12/20/11: Ms. Tamera taught us
German Christmas. We sat out
our shoes out to see if
there would surprises.
After reading Christmas stories, we
checked our shoes & had surprises!
12/13/11: Cooke County Ballet Academy
performed their annual Christmas
show at Butterfield Stage Playhouse.
Ms. Tamera read "There Was An Old
Lady Who Swallowed a Bell" to us.
12/6/11: Miranda and Katelyn from the
Gainesville High School Reading Club
read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas''
and "The Polar Express."
Then we all colored a stocking
to hang up by the fireplace.
11/29/11: Storyteller Unleashed, Ms. Dru and her puppets
told us Native American Tales to celebrate Native
American History month. During some of the
stories she even let us tell the stories with her.
Thanks to Lizzy, Ben, and Grant Wilson
for helping with the puppets!
We all had a great time.
11/22/11: We celebrated
Thanksgiving with the Leachs.
We read stories about the
holiday, played pin the
hat on the turkey &
made pilgrim & indian hats
to wear at home on Thanksgiving.
11/15/11: The Gainesville Fire Department
read to us, showed us their fire
equipment & talked to us
about safety. We love having
them come every year
to remind us about fire safety.
11/8/11: The Gainesville Fire
Department was suppose to come
teach us fire safety. However, they
had a "fire call" so are hoping to be
here next Tuesday, 11/15/11.
So instead Ms. Kim read us a
story about Firemen & we
sang & colored with Ms. LaDean.
11/1/11: Gainesville High Schoolers
Margaret Stogner & Ashley Lumphin
were our special guests. They
sang & read 3 stories to us.
Even though we were a small group,
we had a wonderful time!
10/25/11: We celebrated pumpkins
& Halloween with
Ms. Jane from
Lavender Ridge Farms.
Thanks for the pumpkins!
10/18/11: We were definitely ready for fun, just
like one of the stories Ms. Kim read to us.
Then we found out why bears are trouble &
why cows love cookies. Plus we
got to have some cookies too!
10/11/11: State Trooper Tackett
talked to us about safety.
He read us a story about car safety,
but we also discussed street safety.
Plus we each got to take home
a backpack of safety goodies!
10/4/11: Ms. Angel from AgriLife Extension
read "Tops & Bottoms" to us.
We learned about hardwork, laziness
& gardening, specifically
carrots & celery.
9/27/11: We had two guests today from
the Gainesville High School Reading Club.
Collen and Wesley each read us a story.
We heard "The Frog Prince" and
"Boomer Goes to School." We also
sang "The Wheels on the Bus,"
& found Boomer on our coloring page.
9/20/11: Ms. Kit Chase was
our special reader today. She
read us her story "Lady Q
Thanks Ms. Kit for
being our guest!
9/13/11: Today we had fun with
Ms. LaDean & Ms. Kim. We
sang with Ms. LaDean. Then Ms. Kim
used a storyboard to tell us 2 stories,
"The 3 Little Pigs" & "Henry Builds a Cabin."
We got to be a part of the stories by
helping put together the storyboards.
9/6/11: Ms. LaDean read
"Llama, llama red pajamas".
We sang several songs
& just had a good
8/30/11: Marching bands
& music were our themes
at storyhour. We marched
& sang songs. Then to
end our Summer,
we had sno cones
thanks to Ms. Sandy Geyer!
8/23/11: Mother Goose
shared songs &
nursery rhymes with us.
We heard stories like
"Little Miss Muffet", &
"Mary Had a Little Lamb".
We sang "Twinkle, Twinkle,
Little Star." We just had fun!
Sponsored in part with funding from
8/16/11: Turbo & Max visited
with their trainers,
Ms. Pat & Ms. Marli.
We talked watch them
do tricks & learned about
their job as therapy dogs.
Best of all we all got
lots of doggie love!
8/9/11: Ms. LaDean read us
stories about ducklings
& crayons. We sang
some of our favorite songs!
Plus we decorated our favorite
book cover to take home.
8/2/11: What a time we had!
Storyteller Unleashed, Ms. Dru
brought all her friends!
We learned how to work marionettes,
puppets & put on a variety of shows!
Sponsored in part with funding from
7/26/11: We went to the beach
& the zoo in the books
that Ms. LaDean read to us.
The books were brought
to life by listening to seashells
& stuffed animals that
Ms. LaDean supplied.
7/19/11: Ronald McDonald & his friend
Mark entertained us with
"It's Reading Time with Ronald McDonald"
at storyhour today. He talked to us
about reading, taking care of books,
& how to read for entertainment.
He also did magic tricks, sang
with us & made us laugh!
Thanks for coming
Ronald & Mark!
7/12/11: Ms. LaDean & the younger kids
read about lost treasures,
sang songs & colored
their own treasure chest.
Susannah Cord came
& read her book,
"Fenella : A Fable of a Fairy
Afraid to Fly" to the
older kids. They discussed
why & how she wrote it.
7/5/11: It was picnic & marionette time
with Ms. LaDean & the younger kids.
While inside the older kids &
Ms. Susan explored fossils & a snake
in their Science Safari workshop.
6/28/11: The younger kids read with
Ms. Jill Linnell. They danced and
sang. They also held up pictures
to help her tell her story.
The older kids started reading
"Mummies in the Morning" and "digs."
They look forward to finding
out what happens next.
6/21/11: The Story Time Theater
was our special guest today.
They performed "Rumpelstiltskin
& the Princess."
6/14/11: The clowns are here!!
The clowns are here!!
Kelly the Clown was our
He came & talked to
us about the circus,
Summer Reading Program &
performed "clown tricks".
He made us laugh!
6/7/11: Today was the storyhour
kick off to the 2011 Summer
Reading Program. We
read stories & sang songs
with Ms. Jennifer & Ms. LaDean.
Ms. LaDean & the younger kids
danced, read & made
thier own book cover.
Ms. Jennifer & the older kids
decided what topic/books they
were going to read this Summer.
By voting of hands, it was
decided Mummies & Egypt & "Digs".
5/31/11: What a special treat we had
at Storyhour! Mr. De Cee Cornish
was our guest. He is a storyteller
& he entertained us with stories
& songs about birds, frogs &
friendship. We can't wait to
have him come back!
Sponsored with funds fromn
5/24/11: Ms. Cathy from
the Morton Museum was
our guest. She bought
special items from the
museum. These items
were used by our local
Gainesville Community Circus.
She even wore one of the
We read a story about circus
parades & sang some
of our favorite songs.
5/17/11: Lolly Pop the clown was
our special treat for storyhour!
She read Dr. Seuss's
"If I Ran the Circus". We
played with a parachute
& bean bags. Of
course we colored clowns.
5/10/11: "Boys & Girls of all ages-
Gather round & see what's
in store for you today!"
Ms. LaDean created our
own circus at the library.
We read about circuses,
created our own circus acts,
played circus games,
got to buy prizes
& watched a circus DVD.
5/3/11: Dance was our theme today.
Ms. LaDean read a book
about dancing. The
McTeggart Irish Dancers
group came & performed for us!
The performers were, Liam, Patrick
& Aaron Dhooghe. They have been
dancing since they were small.
After they danced for us we
learned a few steps too.
4/23/11: "The Ugly Duckling"
was the story presented by
Story Time Theater.
We really enjoyed
Funding is sponsored by
4/19/11: Happy Easter
everyone! today we celebrated
Spring & Easter. We read "Time to
Say Goodnight", sang
all kinds of songs &
had an Easter egg hunt.
4/12/11: Spring was in the
air at storyhour!
Lavender Ridge Farms
read us stories
about hungry caterpillars
& raindrops. We sang
songs about butterflies
& making friends.
4/5/11: April is National Poetry Month,
so today we celebrated by
reading Mother Goose Rhymes.
We jumped over the candlestick &
colored 3 Little Kittens.
For a special treat we had a
dance lesson with 1 of the Moms.
3/29/11: "The Mask in the
Moonlight Goes to a Party"
was out special treat
at storyhour today!
Funding is sponsored by
3/22/11: We learned our ABC's with
Ms. Kit Chase. She read "The Cowboy
ABC's" and drew each letter
for us. Then we colored our
own cowboy boots.
3/15/11: We had a lot of fun
singing Texas songs with
Nanny Annie. We sang
"Home on the Range" and
rode a stick horse.
3/8/11:"Caps for sale, Caps for sale!"
Hats were today's theme.
We sang "Yankee Doodle
Dandy" & made our own
hat with feather to take home.
3/1/11: We "kicked" off
Texas History month
with songs about Texas
& a visit from the
Stanford House line
Ms. LaDean read us
a story about pancakes
as we celebrate International
Pancake Day this month too.
2/22/11: Our special guest
was local children's author,
Mr. Blake Davis. He read his
book, "Santa Fe Santa".
We sang songs, colored pictures &
had a good time.
2/15/11: This week we learned
about Presidents' Day and
why we celebrate it .
We sang & played
Etta James songs.
2/8/11: Today we celebrated
Valentine's Day early &
learned about Harriet
Tubman for African American
History month. We sang
songs about love & trains
& made Valentines to take home.
1/25/11: Ms. Kelly from Butterfield
Stage Players shared
the fairytale of
Jack & the Beanstalk with us.
We each got to take
home "magic beans"
1/18/11: Brrrrrr! Today was the
annual snowball fight at the Library!
Ms. Karen, Lydia & Samuel read
winter stories to us.
We made snowmen.
1/11/11: Under cozy blankets, Ms. Angel
read "Something From Nothing".
This story talked about quilts
that are made by hand & love.
She brought a homemade quilt
to show us the details.
We each got a piece of fabric
to take home, so we could
start one of our own.
1/4/11: At our first storyhour of 2011,
we read stories about mittens,
played a game about losing our mittens,
& colored winter scenes & mittens
to take home.