Twelve children ages three to six attended Summer Reading on Tuesday, July 5. Sarah Osburn and the three- and four-year-olds used puppets to tell Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and then created trees to retell the story. They talked about the competition between the hare and the tortoise, and then read “G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet” by Brad Herzog. Before leaving they made patriotic tambourines and used them to dance and make rhythms slow like the tortoise and fast like the hare.
Ashley Grossman and her group of five five- and six-year-olds had a dance party! They listened while Ashley read “How Can You Dance?” by Rick Walton and Ana Lopez-Escriva, and then they listened to music and showed off their dance moves. They learned that dancing is a form of exercise, and they all shared their favorite ways to exercise. They stretched, wiggled, danced, and tumbled and learned about all the different ways to move and why it’s good for your body. Before leaving, they also read “Wiggle” by Doreen Cronin.
The two older groups did not meet Thursday, July 7, due to the damage caused by the storm.
The schedule for the remainder of summer reading is as follows:
• Tuesdays, July 19 & 26: 9:00 a.m. – Ages 3 & 4; 10:00 a.m. – Ages 5 & 6 (Pre-K to finished kindergarten)
• Thursdays, July 14, 21 & 28: 9:00 a.m. – Grades 1 and 2 (completed); 10:00 a.m. – Grades 3, 4 and 5 (completed)