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LEGO Catch-Up

Wow! I just noticed that I haven’t been on here since December. Where has the time gone?? I’ve now got a monthly LEGO Builders Club for older kids and a monthly LEGO Story Time for the younger kids. Here are the LEGO pictures from the last 2 months.

Here are the pictures from our February LEGO Story Time. The stories were Valentine’s related. It was fun to see how some people tried to stick with the theme.

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And here are the pictures from our February LEGO Builders Club. The theme was Favorite Things. We had a small but very creative group that day.

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We had a drop-in LEGO Builders club during Unplug & Play week in January, and over 70 kids and parents showed up! Sadly, I was a little too busy to take pictures of that event.

Hi Folks!

Story Time & Toddler Time are now breaking for the holidays. Story Time will start up again on Wednesday, January 21 and run at 10:30 every Wednesday and Saturday through to Wednesday, May 20. Toddler Time will start up on Thursday, February 5 at 10:30 and continue weekly through to Thursday, May 28.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!

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Our first LEGO Building activity on December 10th was Wild, Wild West themed, and Mayor Nancy Cooper joined the group. The theme for December 16th’s LEGO program was Sugarplum Visions.  

LEGO Builders: November 2014

This week’s theme for LEGO Builders was Dinosaurs!

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.

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