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Lego Builders: October 2014

We had two Lego Builders programs this month. The first was on October 15, and the theme was….

SPACE!!

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The second was on October 21, and the theme was…

ROBOTS!!

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Songs for Fall 2014

Here are some new Autumn songs we’ve been singing this Fall:

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down (to tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.

Autumn leaves are falling down, down down on the ground.

(Children are standing, and holding their arms up high with their fingers wiggling like the leaves falling down. Begin to Crouch down until they are as low as possible.)

Rake them up and make a pile, make a pile, make a pile.

Rake them up and make a pile, guaranteed to make you smile.

(Children stand up and pretend to rake the leaves. They stop raking and sing” guaranteed to make you smile” while holding their fingers to their lips in a smile.)

Jump into the pile of leaves, pile of leaves, pile of leaves

Jump into the pile of leaves, taking turns if you please.

(Children jump up and down. They stop jumping and sing “taking turns if you please” nice and strong.) 

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down

Autumn leaves are falling down, down down on the ground.

(Children are standing, and holding their arms up high with their fingers wiggling like the leaves falling down. Begin to Crouch down until they are as low as possible.)

Five Little Leaves (To tune of 5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play)

Five little leaves so bright today (Hold up five fingers.)

Were dancing about on a tree this way. (Dance in place.)

The wind came blowing through the town, (Sway with the wind.)

And one little leaf came tumbling down. (Gently tumble to the ground.)

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves

(Tune: Twinkle Little Star)

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves (flutter fingers)

Mother Nature, did you sneeze? (sneeze aaachooo)

Red ones, yellow ones, orange and brown,

Big ones, little ones on the ground.

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves, (flutter fingers)

Mother Nature did you sneeze? (sneeze aaachooo)

First, congratulations to Piper for winning the week 1 Learning Challenge draw and to Max for winning the week 2 draw!

Now…here’s the challenge for week 3:

Learning Challenge #3

For all school aged youth.

Start Date: Monday, September 15

Due Date: Saturday, September 20 at 5:00PM

Challenge: True Heroes

What is the dictionary’s definition of ‘hero’?

Read about historical people who you feel have shown heroic behavior. (Ask an adult for help if you can’t think of anyone.)

Using what you learned, write a short paper or create a collage on someone you feel is a true hero. Explain or show why this person deserves the title of ‘True Hero’.

Be sure to drop your work off at the library before 5:00pm on Saturday, September 20.

All participants’ names will be entered into a draw to win a prize.

Monday, September 29 from 10:00-11:00am

Jeremy Tankard is the author and illustrator of several children’s books including Grumpy Bird, Here Comes Destructosaurus, It’s a Tiger, Piggy Bunny, Boo Hoo Bird and Me Hungry.

For Grades 2 – 4  (or ages 7 through 10) only.

Space is limited.

Registration is required for this FREE event.

Call 250-832-6161 or email aburnham@orl.bc.ca to register.

Fall’s session of Lego Builders Club begins on Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00pm. It will then run twice a month from October through December. Here are the dates for those months:

Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3:00pm

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 3:00pm.

Space is limited so registration is required. You can register 2 weeks before each programby calling 250-832-6161, emailing aburnham@orl.bc.ca, or by registering at the Information Desk in the library.

As promised, here’s this week’s Challenge:

Learning Challenge #2

For all school aged youth

Start Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Due Date: 5:00PM Saturday, September 13, 2014

Challenge:

Read about a famous artist (musician, painter, sculptor, etc.), and look at or listen to several of his/her creations.

Create your own ‘masterpiece’ in the style of the artist you studied.

Submit your creation to the ORL Salmon Arm Branch by or before 5:00PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

All participants’ names will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.

 

Are you looking for ideas of what to do while school’s not in session? Come to the library and take part in our Weekly Learning Challenge.

Here’s how it works. At the beginning of each week, a new Learning Challenge will be posted. It is open to all children and youth who are interested in taking part. The challenge will require participants to research various topics/subjects and create a specific visual report to go on display at the library. For example, the challenge could look something like this:

Start Date: Tuesday, September 2

Due Date: 5:00pm Saturday, September 6

Challenge:

Read about a scientific topic of your choice.

Create a poster about that topic to share what you learned.

Submit your poster to the ORL Salmon Arm Branch by or before September 6. 

Creativity in presentation is encouraged.

All participants’ names will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize.

And that, my friends, is your first challenge! Get your thinking caps on. Decide what scientific topic you want to research, and get to work!

I’ll post next week’s challenge on Saturday, September 6. Good luck!

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