Any old Sunday at the library

Copyright 2010 KS Kublin

This past Sunday we had 10 adults and 16 kids romping it up at the library.  The numbers are stunning.  So glad the weather was nice.  A big thank you to Jennifer M, Jen, Tracy, Melissa, Sally, Michelle, and Mackie for keeping things running smoothly while Adrian was away and Kary was busy.

Beautiful moments abounded … Tony doing the hoola hoop.  Tracy fixing her crossbow arrows.  Jen getting kids doing anything they could think of with card stock and magazines.  Jennifer on the blanket sharing books with Iris.  Zay organizing a circle ball game for everybody.  Lots of icing.  Heaps of popcorn.  Some great read-alouds.  The start of spring couldn’t be better.

What Do You Love? Salsa Dancing with Tony & Alvine!


February’s program had a LOVE theme.  Not, “WHO do you love?”  but, ” WHAT do you love?”  What are you passionate about?  What shakes you to your core or fills you up like nothing else?

For Adrian, it’s writing.  She gave us a tour — of sorts — that took us from the kernel of an idea to the manuscript to the published book .. in English, Italian, Japanese, and French.

Then Tony and Alvine talked about how they had come to love dancing.  Continue reading “What Do You Love? Salsa Dancing with Tony & Alvine!”

Trip to China compliments of Craig

Craig teaching some Mandarin phrases

 

The January program took us to China with Craig Reeder arriving in proletarian garb.  He taught us Chinese characters, shared pictures and postcards, gave a chopstick lesson, and read a harrowing tale.  We also signed kids up to be pen pals with students in China.  Stay tuned!

Craig aquainting us with the written language of China

Continue reading “Trip to China compliments of Craig”

A List with Legs

Last week at the library, we asked the kids to help plan for the year ahead.  They brainstormed and recorded the list you see above.  We’re going to start with some cooking.  Maybe making pizza again from scratch — making the dough, grating the cheese, the whole shebang.  It has been a year and a half since we last did that and we have almost an entirely new group of kids now.

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