Pintlala Branch Library
February 2017 STORY TIME
255 Federal Rd.
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Black History Month: “The Crisis in Black Education”
Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian
February 1, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
What is Valentine’s Day?
ACTIVITY: Students will make Valentine Day cards with “Sign” I love You
February 2, 2017
- SANDRA OUT FOR A WORKSHOP
February 6, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten
BOOK: “Henry and the Valentine Surprise” by: Nancy Carlson
Synopsis —- Just before Valentine’s Day, Henry and his classmates discover a
heart-shaped box on their teacher Mr. McCarthy’s desk. Whose it’s
for? As the students spy on Mr. McCarthy, they see him talking to
the playground monitor, smiling at the lunch lady, and eating with
the French teacher! How many girlfriends does Mr. McCarthy have?
When Henry finally asks Mr. McCarthy just who that heart-shaped
box is for the class gets a big surprise!
ACTIVITY: Students will make Valentine treat cups out of paper cups
February 7, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “Henry in Love” by: Peter McCarty
Synopsis —- Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker. Then there’s
Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a
spectacular cartwheel. This is the story of how one blueberry muffin
makes all the difference.
ACTIVITY: Student will make candy Valentine butterflies
February 7, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade
BOOK: “I Love it when You Smile” by: Sam McBratney
Synopsis —- When Little Roo wakes up, he just feels grumpy. His mother tries
everything to make him feel better, but nothing she does makes any
difference. So how will a deep, wide, and muddy-at-the-bottom hole
make Little Roo smile?
ACTIVITY: Students will make heart butterflies out of construction paper
February 8, 2017 @ 11:20 Kindergarten
BOOK: “I Kissed the Baby! By: Mary Murphy
Synopsis —- “I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?” “Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny weeny thing.” It’s so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal,
with each one — fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog — boasting of seeing,
feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing.
ACTIVITY: Students will make lollipop hearts
February 9, 2017 @ 9:30 6th Grade
BOOK: “Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer by: Linda Lowery
Synopsis —- Introducing new readers to some of history’s most interesting and
important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes
that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or
she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these
books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events
follows the story, along with a brief summary of the subject’s life.
ACTIVITY: Student will make pencil Valentine cards
February 9, 2017 @ 1:30 2nd Grade
BOOK: “Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by: Diane DeGroat
Synopsis —- When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his
prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a
change of heart on Valentine’s Day.
ACTIVITY: Students will make fans out of construction paper hearts
February 14, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “Dog Loves Books” by: Louise Yates
Synopsis —- A picture-book treat for the youngest dog lovers. Dog loves books SO much he opens his very own bookstore. At first
he’s short of customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is
surrounded by books, he is never short of friends—or fun. And when
customers begin arriving, he knows just which books to recommend.
ACTIVITY: Student will make Valentine flowers
GAME: Valentine Candy Walk
February 15, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
Black History Program
Who am I?
The children will be given information about African Americans form history and
they have to say who that person is.
February 20, 2017 LIBRARY CLOSED
February 21, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “llama llama Misses Mama” by: Anna Dewdney
Synopsis —- Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama
makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children.
Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave.
And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama
come back? Of course she will. But before she does, the other children
show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!
ACTIVITY: Students will work in their activity books
February 21, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade
BOOK: “Eating Up Gladys” by: Margot Zemach
Synopsis —- Gladys loves being the oldest sister, swanning around on her bike, feeding
the baby, and … bossing Hilda and Rose. But when Hilda and Rose’s joke plan
for revenge ends with Gladys stuck in a big soup pot, the younger girls find
out what it means to be the biggest. Are they really ready to be in charge –
and find a way to unstick Ms. Stuck-Up? Caldecott Medalist Margot Zemach
wrote this topsy-turvy tale about her children before she died, and now her
daughter Kaethe completes the book with cheerful illustrations that capture
both the fury and the fun of sibling rivalry.
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers from the book
February 22, 2017
- SANDRA IS OUT
February 23, 2017 @ 1:30 2nd Grade
BOOK: “A Play of “Frog and Friends: Frog Saves the Day” by: Eve Bunting
Synopsis —- Frog Saves the Day Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon,
and Squirrel mistakenly thinks a nearby train is a ferocious dragon
and later Frog rescues a friend’s child from danger.
ACTIVITY: Questions and Answers about the play
February 27, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade
Black History Program
Who am I?
The children will be given information about African Americans from history and
will have to guess who the person is.
February 27, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten
BOOK: “Betty Bunny loves Chocolate Cake” by: Michael B. Kaplan
Synopsis —- Betty Bunny is the youngest in her family of rabbits and she’s just
discovering the important things in life, like chocolate cake. She
declares, “I am going to marry chocolate cake” and takes a piece to
school with her in her pocket. Mom values healthy eating and tells
Betty Bunny she needs patience when it comes to dessert. But Betty
Bunny doesn’t want patience, she wants chocolate cake!
ACTIVITY: Students will make bunny rabbits out of paper plate
February 28, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K
BOOK: “It’s Hard to be Five: Learning how to work my Control Panel” by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis —- It’s hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another.
It’s fun to be five! Big changes are here! My body’s my car, and I’m licensed to steer.
Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s definitely
hard to be.
February 28, 2017
PRE-K MARDIS GRAS PARDE
February 28, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade
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