Last Park North storytime of the summer was yesterday and it was a big one! I may have written about this before, but a Therapy Dog comes to my school once a week during the school year (my favorite day of the week!). She has been visiting Park North once a month this summer and plans to continue to do so during the school year. The folks at Park North LOVE her and wanted to show off a bit, so they called our local news to tell them about the program. The news came out yesterday (check out the story here), and all that happened before storytime even started! We read and did our crafts while the news was still there (in fact, you can hear us making our snack in the background of that story. I am LOUD).
Here’s what we did:
I read Shark Vs Train by Chris Barton; illustrated by Tom Lichenheld
Then we made shark teeth out of paper plates. Got the idea from this blog.
Next, I read Shark and Lobster’s Amazing Undersea Adventure by Viviane Schwarz; colored by Joel Stewart. It cracks me up when the grown ups in the room laugh more at a read aloud than the kids in the room do. This is one of those books.
Then it was time for our snack. This was sort of another craft – we made our own beach scene in a cup (like this) with blue jello, crushed up graham crackers, and gummy sharks.
And there you have it! I kind of felt like I had visited the beach when it was all over with 😉
I hope all of my teacher friends enjoy the last few days of summer vacation – I’m ready to get back!