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