Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Medical Assistance at the Endicott Library

Join SHIBA volunteers Joyce and Daniel Leonard for free and impartial information tailored to meet the needs of current and future Medicare recipients. Supplement policies need an annual review as they change in cost and coverage every year.
Drop in anytime from 9 am to 1 pm, Friday November 7 for assistance.

Friday, October 24, 2014

After School Program 10-22-14

October is National Anti-Bullying Month. This is a big topic to squeeze into an hour long After School Program, but we did it and we made it fun! We read the book "Stop Teasing Taylor" by Jana Carson then we started out our activity by breaking into groups and taking turns squeezing toothpaste onto a plate. The kids were a little confused as to what that had to do with bullying. After the toothpaste was all out, I gave each kid a toothpick and asked them to put the toothpaste back in the tube using the toothpick. This was difficult. Through this activity, even though it was gooey and fun, we learned that words can come out of our mouths easily, but it can be near impossible to take them back. Then we talked about being "Bucket Fillers" and "Bucket Dippers" and how a person can be one or the other. We came up with a great list. Then I had the kiddos give me examples of some unkind words. As they listed off these hurtful words I scrunched up a perfectly good heart. I'm not gonna lie, some of the things said were really hurtful, I was getting a little teary. Then I unfolded the heart and read the words "Before you speak think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart!" We tried flattening the heart and smoothing out the wrinkles and even tried a bandage, but it didn't fix our wrinkled heart. Then each child filled out a heart of their own and said ways that they can stop bullying. I was very impressed with the children and their heartfelt ideas and participation. Last we made magnets to take home with the wrinkled heart quote. I am lucky to have spent a great afternoon with these amazing kids!

H is for Horse!

Always so much fun at Story Time! We worked on the letter H today. We read the books "Oh, Harry!" by Maxine Kumin, "Are You a Horse?" by Andy Rash, and "Clip-Clop" by Nicola Smee. Then we colored some horse faces and turned them in to puppets! Love my cute Story Time kiddos! ♥

Friday, October 17, 2014


Our next Book Club meeting will be:
Thursday, November 20 @ 7:00 PM.
We will be discussing the book:
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.
All adults are invited to attend.
Feel free to bring a snack to share!
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a r
ing on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

G is for Goat!

Moving along with our alphabet to the letter G today. We practiced writing our G's and talked about G sounds and the words that begin with the letter G. Then we read the books "Grumpy Goat" by Brett Helquist, "G is for Goat" by Patricia Polacco, and "Dumpy to the Rescue!" by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton. After our books we used a bunch of different shapes to create some really cute goats! Such a fun group!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Teen Craft Night!

What a fun evening spent with these middle schoolers! Nichole from Whitman County Library in Colfax came and introduced shoe box canvas art to us. The kids were great, cooperative, and came up with some great creations!

F is for Frog!

"F" was the letter of the day today at Story Time. We worked on our sounds and writing the letter. We read the books "Finklehopper Frog" by Irene Livingston, "The Frog with the Big Mouth" retold by Teresa Bateman, and "Frog & Friends" by Joyce Wan. Then the boys colored 5 individual frogs and we put those frogs on a log. We learned the song "Five Green and Speckled Frogs" and sang the song as their frogs jumped into the pool. So much fun! And a great way to do simple math too!!! ;)