Tuesday, November 5, 2013

In November You Are What You Read

This is a non-techy Tuesday post. Cause sometimes that just happens.

Fun to have out for kids who are finished checking out … or who can't check out because of lost books. That is still such a problem. For months and months and months. Call. Email. Try letting the kiddo "work" it off. Then another book is lost. And it's always the most awesome titles.

Maybe more of a regular classroom activity cause it might take a bit … but we still have one my baby brother (leaving today for two years :( … and he's not so baby anymore as he'll be 22 in a little over a week) made. A beloved family decoration. :P

I always find these kinds of things hard cause we don't get the kids as consistently as the regular classroom teachers. Or maybe I'm just rubbish at teaching these sorts of things … but if you're NOT this would be kind of fun to send them off with.

Love this book. Of course my copy is in storage so do I confiscate the library copy for the month? Dunno if we'll make our own (2-D paper) balloons or not this year. Lots of prep for not that much academic. But FUN. Check YouTube for video clips of modern day parade balloons and olden day ones.
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's ParadeBalloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet

Here's another related one that's also great.
Milly and the Macy's ParadeMilly and the Macy's Parade by Shana Corey

TOO silly but how fun would it be after reading Turk and Runt or Twas the Night before Thanksgiving?

So if you head down to the bottom of this post there are some b&w bookmarks you can copy.
And at the bottom of this post there are two color mini-posters for book displays.

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