Friday, July 31, 2009

Preschool Storytime- Imagination

If you think that Olivia and Isabella Alvarez are sitting in a box, think again, because "IT'S NOT A BOX!" This is their special 'club house'. After reading Not a box and Not a stick by Antoinette Portis, children exercised their creative minds and created many things out of a box. Children had a choice of up to 3 boxes, they arranged the box(es), and then they shared with the group their new creation. Some of their ideas were the following: an elevator, a car, a train, a butterfly, a swimming pool, and many more ideas were shared. Also, if you think these girls are sitting in their 'club house' with a piece of the box, "IT'S NOT A's a BOOK!" A book that they created out of cardboard.
Much fun was shared, as you can see in the picture on the right, children also enjoyed our fun-filled musical parade!

Create-Your-Own Instrument

Posing with the Project: Kinal Shah -TRUST ME, he didn't wait long to try out his new tambourine :O)

Brotherly Bonding
From left to right:
Gabriel, Lucas, and Daniel Da Rocha
(Watch out Jonas Brothers...Da Rocha brothers have their first set of drums!)

This year our summer reading club theme is "Be Creative @ Your Library"! Children in Woodbridge have been busy displaying their creative designs on T-shirts, masks, sand art, and now they've created and decorated their own instrument. Whether they chose a tambourine or a drum, I'm sure they had lots and lots of FUN @ their library!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Preschool Storytime

After learning some new dance moves like the do-si-do and pirouette, from Hilda Must be Dancing by Karma Wilson, children enjoyed creating a fan to cool down. Ali's favorite story that day was Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton. If you haven't read those books by now, it's not to late!

Sand Art

Look at some of the spectacular sand art pictures
created at our library. Each picture was uniquely designed as the children chose their own color combination. Also, many children enjoyed how this sand art was on a sheet and not in a jar.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Library Game Day

This was a great time to make new friends and learn new games. We (yes, even Mrs. Amera), had such a great time! I learned how to play Pictureka and Bananagrams. (left picture)Priya Shah, Simritha Chethan, Vignesh Kumar, along with several other friends were busy looking for items in the Pictureka game. This game reminds me of the I SPY books by Walter Wick. (right picture) Amel Kholaif and Alyssa Allijan are playing Bookopoly for the first time. Within five minutes they met each other, gained four more players, and begin collecting bookstores to trade in for libraries.
Come in and join the fun! If you're between the grades of 3 - 7, stop by for our next Library Game Day on July 24th, from 10:00-12:00.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Create Your Own Mask

Children of Woodbridge were "Being Creative" while creating their own masks. First, they chose an animal (dog, tiger, or owl), then they became artists as they decorated with the supplies provided. Some went with a traditional look, such as Sabrina Elsayed (left) and others chose to express their originality through their artistic designs, such as Brianna Pannullo(right) who also named her new creation 'Rossie'.