Pintlala Library Announces March Story Times!!

Pintlala Branch Library

MARCH   2017   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Women History Month: Theme “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian

 

March 1, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade            

             BOOK: “Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the world’s fastest Woman” by: Kathleen Krull

                        Synopsis —-    Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed

her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma

refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed,

she’d run. And she did run–all the way to the Olympics, where she

became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a

single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated

in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning

artist David Diaz.   

            ACTIVITY: Students will decorate a running shoe color sheet that I will display them in the library

 

March 6, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

             BOOK: “Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit!” by: Mia Hamm

                     Synopsis —-  Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of

Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that

winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.

More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value

of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with

energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story

perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

            ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls

 

March 7, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K

             BOOK: “Squanto: and the First Thanksgiving” by: Teresa Celsi

                        Synopsis —-   A simple biography of the Wampanoag Indian who helped the Pilgrims

survive in their early days in the Plymouth colony.    

            ACTIVITY: Students will make Indians hats

 

March 7, 2017 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “Amelia Earhart” by: Caroline Crosson Gilpin

                        Synopsis —-   This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart’s historical

significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the

fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose

disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades

(Level 1).    

            ACTIVITY:  The students are making air planes out of candy

 

March 8, 2017 @ 11:20 Kindergarten

           BOOK: “Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit!” by: Mia Hamm

                     Synopsis —-  Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of

Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that

winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.

More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value

of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with

energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story

perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

            ACTIVITY: The students will decorate soccer balls

 

March 9, 2017 @ 9:30 6th Grade

             BOOK: “Florence Nightingale” by: David Adler

                        Synopsis —-  The book describes the life of Florence Nightingale, emphasizing her

Determination to become a nurse, her care for soldiers in the Crimean

War, her impact on health care in England, America, and India, and her

training school for nurses.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make paper lanterns

 

March 9, 2017 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             BOOK: “Betsy Ross: And the Siler Thimble” by: Stephanie Green

                        Synopsis —-  Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever

he can — but she ends up proving something to herself instead.     

            ACTIVITY: The students will make Popsicle sticks flags.

 

March 13, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

             BOOK: “A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day” by: Mickie Matheis

                        Synopsis —-   Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special St. Patty’s-themed 8×8

featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky

four-leaf clover!    

            ACTIVITY: Students will make St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clover hats.

 

March 14, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K

            BOOK: “Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea” by: Marianne Berkes

                        Synopsis —-   The great rivers of North America are teeming with life and on the

pages of Over in a River—from blue herons in the Hudson to salmon

in the Columbia, and from dragonflies in the Rio Grande to mallards

in the St. Lawrence. Children will slither like water snakes and slide

like otters while singing to the tune of “Over in a Meadow.” And

they’ll count baby animals in watersheds all over North America!

What a delightful way to learn about riparian habitats and geography

at the same time!    

            ACTIVITY: Students will work on their workbooks and play a game over and under

 

March 15, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

            PLAY:  ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”  by: Linda Williams

                        Synopsis —-   Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of

anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little

old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little

old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    

            ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play

 

March 15, 2017 @ 3:30 Good Times After Schoolers

             BOOK: “She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story” by:

                      Synopsis —-  Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee

Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed

she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first – and only —

woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood

in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner

of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she

always swung for the fences.  From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator

Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a baseball and bat out of construction paper

 

March 16, 2017 @ 10:30 5th Grade

             BOOK: “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone” by: Katheryn Russell-Brown

                        Synopsis —-   Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as

she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics,

and hummed along with the music from her family s Majestic radio. At age

seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself

to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba s extraordinary

gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet

player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race

and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger,

spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz

greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie,

Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with exuberance

and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting

tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.    

            ACTIVITY: Students will do a fill in the blank activity sheet

 

MARCH 20 – 24, 217

                  SPRING BREAK

 

March 27, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

             PLAY:  ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”  by: Linda Williams

                        Synopsis —-   Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of

anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little

old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little

old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!    

            ACTIVITY: The students will act out the play

 

March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 Kindergarten

             BOOK: “Curious George’s Dream” by: Margret & H. A. Rey

                        Synopsis —-    After a long day at the fair George is frustrated. It seems he is always

too small! But when George falls asleep and wakes up BIG, he discovers

being too large can be difficult, too, and maybe he’s the right size after all.   

            ACTIVITY: We will play around with words form the story

 

March 27, 2017 @ 1:45 4th Grade

             BOOK: “Faith Ringgold” by: Mike Venezia

                        Synopsis —-   Artist, author, educator, and activist, Faith Ringgold’s work provides an

important window into the struggles and experiences of African American

women. Mike Venezia’s colorful cartoons help young readers understand

and appreciate Ringgols’s life and work, in a book filled with examples of

her paintings, story quilts, and sculptures.

            ACTIVITY: Questions and answers about Ms. Faith Ringgold

 

March 28, 2017 @ 11:30 Pre-K

             BOOK: “Day Out with Daddy” by: Stephen Cook

                        Synopsis —-    A special day with Daddy can be a whole lot of fun. Just don’t tell Mommy. . .                                                     When Mommy leaves town, a young son has a day out with Daddy. Whether

they’re starting the day with a good breakfast, of every donut and pastry available,

or finishing it with a late, late show on T.V. (with Daddy watching with eyes closed),

everything is extra fun. Daddy sure likes to do things his own way!                                                      Each event in a boy’s day is filled with double meanings and humor when told from

his unique point of view. Mommy will be so sorry she’s missing out on all the fun.  

            ACTIVITY: D is for Dad. We will do something special with the letter D

 

March 29, 2017 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

            ACTIVITY: Students will learn some trivia and fun facts to share with others.

Today –this day March 29th  in history Coca-Cola was inven

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