this week at the FPL

Today’s read aloud was “The Great Fuzz Frenzy.” Maybe you had to be there to appreciate the mayhem that can be caused by a tennis ball falling into a prairie dog hole–but what we focused on was not the mayhem, but the descriptive word that was always attached to the star of the book, the ball. And that word was “fuzzy.”

We came up with other adjectives that described a ball, and then moved onto a pipe cleaner. Okay, it was fuzzy too, but it had other attributes, such as bendyness (yes, this is a word). We moved on to a string, a drinking glass, and then, wanting to bring in more senses we all ate some dried seaweed. What? you don’t think that was the logical next step? How else would we get to salty, fishy, oily and disgusting?

 

We put on bug spray and painted at the outdoor tables. Indoors the weekly construction project involved motorized cars and how much weight they could bear in the form of plastic Disney characters.

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Today’s read aloud was “The Great Fuzz Frenzy.” Maybe you had to be there to appreciate the mayhem that can be caused by a tennis ball falling into a prairie dog hole–but what we focused on was not the mayhem, but the descriptive word that was always attached to the star of the book, the ball. And that word was “fuzzy.”

We came up with other adjectives that described a ball, and then moved onto a pipe cleaner. Okay, it was fuzzy too, but it had other attributes, such as bendyness (yes, this is a word). We moved on to a string, a drinking glass, and then, wanting to bring in more senses we all ate some dried seaweed. What? you don’t think that was the logical next step? How else would we get to salty, fishy, oily and disgusting?

We celebrated Hunter’s birthday with a cake Joe iced a shade he called flurple. After cake Hunter and Johnny had a basketball shoot out in the street. The smaller kids provided distraction by running interference with water balloons.

The sad thing about water balloons is that there are 100 in a package. Actually, there are two sad things about water balloons. The other is that the nozzle they give you for filling them fits no known American faucet. You can use the nozzle but 30% of the water that goes through it shoots straight up in the air but still manages to find the floor.

Our volunteer Talese, was a life saver–she can tame the mess at the end of library in record time and the kids love her.

Kalesia, now in second grade proudly showed us her reading score. She is somewhere in the grade 2.5 to 3.5 range. We are not surprised. She is, by far, our biggest checker-outer (that’s what we call a compound word).

Another great day at the library!

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