Miss Courtenay’s November 2013 Story Time
Tuesday Infant/Toddler Ages 3 & under
Wednesday Preschool Ages 4 & 5 yrs.
Toddler Tuesday, Nov. 12th
An important part of Thanksgiving is being with our families! We will read Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks & Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. Afterwards, kids will get to fingerpaint their families on a piece of paper & will be given a Thanksgiving picture frame for their picture to go in!
Preschool Wednesday, Nov. 13th
Fall has arrived and the leaves are changing colors! We will be reading Leaves by William Corderoy & Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big Leaf Pile. For our activity, we will be using bath loofah sponges and paint to create our own colorful autumn trees.
Toddler Tuesday, Nov. 19th
We will read I’m a Turkey and Snappy Little Thanksgiving for story time this week. Kids will get to create their own colorful turkey using paper plates and tissue paper. They’ll also be given a coloring page and pencil.
Preschool Wednesday, Nov. 20th
For the week before Thanksgiving, we will read The Night Before Thanksgiving and Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Kids will get to create their own colorful turkey using paper plates and tissue paper. Kids will also be given a coloring page and pencil.
* Library Happenings to Be Aware of in November *
The library will be closed Monday, November 11th, for Veterans Day and November 27 & November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no story times during the week of Thanksgiving.
Homeschool Group November & December 2013
The 411 on Homeschool Group for Parents/Guardians
• Homeschool Group will meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 2:00.
• We’ll try to do a craft or some activity each time we meet.
• I’ll also try to make sure that the craft/activity relates to the Common Core Standards or TN State
Possible Future Happenings for Homeschool Group
• Front library gardening project
• Science/Social Studies Day Fair at City Hall & displays for inside the library
• Springtime bird bath & bird feeder project
Christmas Parade Float News
• The theme of this year’s Christmas parade is Stories of Christmas. It’ll be on Saturday, December 7th.
• The day of the parade, we will meet at the library at 11:30 a.m. to set up the float before going to the park to get in the parade line.
• IMPORTANT: If you are late arriving the day of the parade, park at the library if possible & walk over to the float in the park.
• A permission slip is required in order for you to ride on the parade float. It needs to be signed & turned in by November 7th.
Thursday, November 7th
Be ready to talk about your book(s) for our book talk. Remember you can choose another book if you don’t like the one you’ve chosen or if you want to do more than one, you can. Things to talk about include if you liked it or not, your favorite part(s), and if you would recommend it to someone. If you can’t remember things you want to talk about, write it down on a piece of paper!
For our Christmas Parade float, we’ve voted to do How the Grinch Stole Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree! So our next step will be to start working on the decorations for our float. We will work on making the sign(s) for our float.
*REMINDER: PARADE PERMISSION NOTES NEED TO BE SIGNED & TURNED IN AT THIS MEETING IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE.
*PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS: If you want to ride on the float or walk along side the float, please let me know & I will write your name down.
Thursday, November 21st
As Thanksgiving is next week, we will make turkeys using pine cones, pipe cleaners, fake fall leaves/construction paper, pom-poms, and googly eyes. Afterwards, we will continue to work on our Christmas Parade float decorations.
Thursday, December 5th
We will be doing 2 science experiments today: disappearing money & Popsicle stick chain reaction! Think about what will happen when we weave Popsicle sticks together. Also think about how you can make money disappear using a clear drinking glass and water. After our experiments, we will finish working on our parade float and discuss the Christmas Parade rules.
Saturday, December 7th
*THE CHRISTMAS PARADE*
*I will hand out a packet with information about the parade at our Nov. 7th meeting.*
We will meet at the library at 11:30 a.m. the day of the parade to set up our float before going to the park to get in the parade line. Make sure you have your costume already on or ready to change into when you arrive at the library. In the event of cold weather, please make sure to bring gloves, hats, scarves, or blankets so that you can keep warm. IMPORTANT: If you are late arriving the day of the parade, park at the library if possible & walk over to the float in the park.
*Any additional parade information will be mentioned during each Homeschool Group meeting.
Thursday, December 19th
This will be our last meeting for 2013 so we will have a Christmas Bash! You will make a Christmas ornament as well as a Christmas/Winter related craft. At the end, you will get a small goodie bag!
Homeschool Group will begin again January 16th at our usual time!