Preschool Storytime Spotlight: Sweet Treats for Snowy Days

Guess who got to sub and do preschool storytime last week?! I was so excited when this opportunity arose. Preschool storytime is my absolute favorite! It was the first day of winter break for our schools, so boy did I have a lot of kiddos (and siblings) to corral. We ended up having a blast… Continue reading Preschool Storytime Spotlight: Sweet Treats for Snowy Days

Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

How did we get from talking about ears to oceans? Read on and find out what we did in one of my favorite flow storytimes ever! This storytime was for a mixed-age family group. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Bread & Butter Read: Ears by Flowerpot Press This storytime group started off with mostly young… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

Storytime Spotlight: Fun Fishy Adventures with School Agers

Blogging today about my favorite storytime so far this summer! I love school visit and summer camp season. I got to lead this storytime with my buddy Tanya for a mixed age summer camp group containing kindergartners up to fifth graders. We had a blast! Talk: Library vs. Non Library Sort I started in my… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Fun Fishy Adventures with School Agers

Storytime Spotlight: Planes, Trains, Fire Trucks & Farm Friends

How did we get from planes and trains to fire trucks and the farm? Read on to find out about our latest flow storytime adventure! This mixed-age family crowd was mostly composed of preschoolers and up, plus a few toddlers. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: Giant Pop Out Vehicles […]

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Stick…

And ended with Baths and Bunnies! Here's one of my recent flow storytimes for a mixed-age family group. This month we're focusing on Letter Knowledge. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Sing: What is the Weather? Sang this all the time as a classroom teacher, but I'll be darned if I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Stick…

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse & Ended in a Little Wagon

I've been referencing this storytime outline for my past few posts but realized I never talked about how it actually shook out! *Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared by Petr Horacek A little fearless Mouse proves her bravery by wandering into the woods, but gets… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse & Ended in a Little Wagon

Thursday Thoughts: Planning Tools for Plotters

Last week I shared a Twitter thread about Plotters vs. Pantsers and Game of Thrones and a peek into my planning process as a Plotter. After some follow-up conversations on Twitter, a few more thoughts come to mind: Most people (and authors) are a little bit of both. You might primarily think of yourself as a… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Planning Tools for Plotters