Kids Blog: Kindergarten
Another visit to a school for me! An community engagement at the Country Day School of Arlington, a Montessori school, where I visit pre-kindergarten and kindergartners. This month our theme was friends. We read stories about how we treat our friends and how important friends are. I have listed some of the books! Happy Reading.
Here are a few Thanksgiving jokes to share with your family this weekend after Thanksgiving.
Q: What was the Pilgrims' favorite music?
A: Plymouth Rock!
Q: What's the best way to eat turkey on Thanksgiving?
A: Gobble it.
Q: What did the turkey say when the Pilgrim grabbed him by the tail feathers?
A: That's the end of me!
Q: What is the best thing to put into a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving?
A: Your teeth!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!
Have you ever "borrowed" something for just a second and then lost it? The pictures in Too Many Tamales show Maria being all grown up and helping her mom make tamales. Any person that has made dough understands why Maria's mom took off her wedding ring. And every person that has wanted to play dress up and be a grown up will connect with Maria on her journey to find her mother's ring after she loses it.
According to the Pew Hispanic Center, 24% of all students in public schools are Hispanic. Kids need characters like Maria to relate to. And our library has plenty of books that show the diversity of Arlington and the United States. And of course we have Dora the Explorer who teaches so many little ones. ¡Vamanos!
More Picture Books With Hispanic Characters
The holidays are almost upon us and I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday traditions!
Spending time with family and friends while drinking eggnog and hot apple cider!.Getting warm by a fireplace while watching It's a Wonderful Life and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer! Getting up early Christmas morning to check my stocking and see what Santa has left for me under the tree!
Here are a variety of holiday books that are always fun to read around this time of year!
What do you think about when you think about Fall? Here is what I think about:
Crunchy leaves blowing in a crisp, cool wind.
Jack o' lanterns on porches, watching with their crooked smiles and flickering eyes.
Cloudy days that feel just right for hot cocoa and spooky stories!
Are you ready for Fall? I sure am! I am putting myself in a Fall mood by reading some of my favorite spooky and silly picture books.
In just a few short days summer break will be over and kids will be heading back to school. Some kids will be starting school for the first time or attending a brand new school. These changes can get kids excited or make them feel a little apprehensive. I love sharing a book with kids going to school for the first time and hearing about what they think school is like, if they’re scared about being away from family, and what they are looking forward to. Share one of these stories with your little one to get a conversation started! It might even make the first day a little smoother!
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