It’s been a few weeks, our library books were nearly due, and we were ready for some new reads. So off to the library we went this morning. Funny how it is easier to get going when you don’t have a time to be somewhere. We arrived while the gate was still down (extremely fascinating for the kiddos), and joined a few others awaiting the library opening.
There is something beautiful about new library books, or new reads, I should say. Invigorating, inviting, and inspiring. There was one if particular that I found that I thought would be perfect for today: I.Q. Goes to the Library by Mary Ann Fraser.
Definitely an informative book. It describes a classroom’s “library week.” Each day, the students are taught different ways to use the library and its resources. The main character is their classroom mouse, I.Q., who also loves the experience.
The kiddos enjoyed reading about a place they have come to love and with which they are familiar. The builder was particularly interested in their receiving a library card, and making bookmarks. So we made bookmarks this afternoon.
- card-stock (or any paper you have lying around that is a bit thicker than most)
- twine or left over string/ribbon
The kiddos were more interested in using the glue than cutting the magazines, so I cut out some fun shapes and they enjoyed chosing which to glue on their bookmarks. Oh, and making a sticky mess!
I believe their favorite part was punching the holes and tying the twine.
Or maybe it was cutting the twine….:)
We’ll be reading it again tomorrow, for as we were cleaning up, the builder gave me the impression that he thinks his bookmark is a library card! That, and we’ll be putting them in our longer books, hoping it will clear up the misunderstanding. Perhaps I should make them their own library cards…