Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin or Squash???

In our upcoming Tummies, Tales, and Treats story time (Thursday, October 16th) we'll be learning about pumpkins and squash, which happen to be in the same family of fruit. That's not a typo folks, pumpkins are a type of squash, and squash is technically considered a fruit!!! After our usual welcome song and drumming name game, we'll talk about these new concepts and start reading a book!

Our first book, Pumpkin Circle, is written by George Levenson and features photography by Shmuel Thaler. Pumpkin Circle tells the story of a pumpkins growing circle. At the end of our Pumpkin Circle, we'll sing The Pumpkin Mash. Fun times!

Cover image for Pumpkin circle : the story of a garden

Next, we'll read a story about a young girl and her butternut squash called Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. In this book a delightful little girl takes great care of her butternut squash she purchased at the farmers market.  "She" is also our sight word for the week, so we'll looking for that word during the story.

Cover image for Sophie's squash

We'll wrap up story time with our site word match and as always, you are welcome to utilize our site word tracing sheets and rent books to reinforce concepts introduced at story time.

So, please join us at the Morrisson-Reeves Library from 12-12:45pm in the Children's Programming Room. The room will be opened 10 minutes prior to story time so that the children can start their lunches (you are welcome to bring a packed lunch) or have a treat on us! Story time will end at about 12:30 or 12:35pm to allow any child that has not finished their lunch a few extra minutes.

Can't wait to see you!

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