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!!! ;)

Friday, October 3, 2014

E is for Egg!

Egg-cellent group of kidlets today! We worked on our letters and sounds and talked about words that start with the letter E. We read the books "Egg-napped!" by Marisa Montes, "The Happy Egg" by Ruth Krauss, and "Horton Hatches the Egg" by Dr. Seuss. Then we played a few eggs-hilarant games of Giant Floor Memory....a different kind of egg hunt. :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Monster Mayhem!

We had a really fun After School Program this week! We celebrated diversity with Monster Mayhem. We read the books "Boy + Bot" by Ame Dyckman, "Friends (Mostly)" by Barbara Joosse, and "Whoever You Are" by Mem Fox. Then we spread out a bu...nch of supplies and each kiddo created their own monster. Amazing results occurred and the diversity was just beyond words. I was proud of all the kids as they shared their supplies, encouraged others, and came up with some truly inspiring works of art! A selection of the Monsters are on display at the Endicott Public Library. Of course, a few of the kidlets fell madly in love with their creations and couldn't dare to part with them. So not all of the Monsters are on display, but you'll get the idea of the creative greatness of our local kiddos. (A couple kiddos snuck out before I could get individual pics, so hopefully they showed their parents!)