January 9, 2018
Today was our first day back to school after a long winter break and a weather day yesterday.
Many folks were tired from watching the big game so we had an intimate group..
A special thank you to Ms. McCulloch and our families who were able to make it tonight
and we look forward to seeing those who couldn't make it next month!
What a great night we had talking about the New Year and sharing our dreams and resolutions (aka- goals)
We began by reading
"I Wish I Were a Butterfly" by James Howe. (This book was voted group favorite tonight)
Click on the title to see the book read aloud with the words.
Click on the picture of the book to hear the book read with beautiful photos from nature.
Next we read
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller and "Kindness to Share From A-Z" by Todd Snow
While the focus of Bedtime Stories is to promote the benefits of read aloud, I am always looking for opportunities to get books in our scholars hands! With that in mind, I brought multiple copies of our next book.
"The Little Engine that Could" by Watty Piper
With such an intimate group, everyone had a copy to read and felt empowered just like the Little Engine!
We ended our session sharing the importance of writing. Everyone took home a journal to write about their reading along with their goals, resolutions and dreams. If you missed tonight's session, we will give them away again in February and we encourage everyone to bring their journal to Bedtime Stories.
Tonight's take-away included poems about and quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King and “In the Playground”
by Abiodun Oyewole –
Frida took home our "give-away" book
"The Sleepy Train"
by Mark Marshall