Friday, March 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, Flannel Friday!

School Visit: Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Happy fifth birthday to Flannel Friday! I thank my lucky stars every day that I found such a welcoming group of people who are just as enthusiastic about working with children as I am. Thank you all for continuing to make Flannel Friday a fun and engaging space!

This week, we had a special daycare group visit us to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Instead of reading books by the Dr. himself, I chose to read past winners of the Geisel Award.

Books: You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Songs / Rhymes: Welcome to the Library”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Bread and Butter”, “Open, Shut Them”, “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”, “The Banana Song”, and “I Wiggle My Fingers”.


Bread and Butter
Bread and butter
Marmalade and jam
Let's say hello as high as we can
(whisper: hello)
Repeat with:
...low as we can as we can
...slow as we can
...loud as we can
...quiet as we can

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We're going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We're going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We're going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Blast off!

I am hosting this week's Flannel Friday Birthday Celebration Bonanza, so check back to see what everyone else has shared this week. Also, feel free to stop by our Facebook page and tell us how you found Flannel Friday and how long you've been a part of our group.
***Remember: you can also find Flannel Friday on Facebook, Pinterest, and at our Flannel Friday Blog. If you're new to Flannel Friday, don't forget to add your name and location to our Where Is Flannel Friday map.***

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Fifth Birthday, Flannel Friday!

It's Flannel Friday's Fifth birthday!!! This week we'll be featuring new and old party themed submissions.

Our founder, Melissa from Mel's Desk, shares her birthday set, complete with hats, candles, cupcakes, and presents! 

Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime has some birthday presents for us to unwrap, along with lots of fun birthday activities and books.

Wendy has an exciting line up for us this week: Little Gorilla, Cupcakes, More Cupcakes, and PRESENTS!

Stop! Go! Wait, what?! Laura from Literacious is up to one crazy party game with her story about The Crazy Traffic Light.

Jaime has a felt version of the classic picture book, Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch at Miss Jaime's Library Journeys.

Jane shares with us how she found Flannel Friday and her secret, no-bake cupcake recipe (spoiler alert: they're made out of felt).

Lastly, I'm sharing my twist on the Dr. Seuss' Birthday storytime. Disclaimer: no Dr. Seuss books were read during the performing of this storytime.

Thank you so much for celebrating with us! I started this blog in order to participate in Flannel Friday, and I can't even tell you how many ways it's changed my life. I've become a better librarian, I've met so many people, and I've had so many new experiences. Here's to many more years of flanneling on Fridays!

***Remember: you can also find Flannel Friday on FacebookPinterest, and at our Flannel Friday Blog. If you're new to Flannel Friday, don't forget to add your name and location to our Where Is Flannel Friday map.***