Thursday, September 21, 2017

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to this week's Flannel Friday Round-Up!  We have some great submissions for you.

Wendy at Flannel Board Fun shows off Pete the Cat's shoes.  These would be a great addition to any colorful story time!

Just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day this past week, Heather at Lady Librarian's Literacy, Lifestyle, and Lookbook Log brings us some pirates and pirate rhymes.  Ahoy matey!

If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:


  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Flannel Friday-Five Elephants

You know when you see a really cute flannelboard and add it to your TBD pile?  Mine never seemed to go down until we got a new assistant named Laura.  I gave her my Pinterest board, a pile of felt, and she went to town.  This is the first of my "inspired by" posts with creations by Laura.

Our original inspiration came from Five Elephants Went Out to Play by Flannel Board Fun. This is what Laura came up with.


This week's round-up is hosted by Laura at One for the Books.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to this week's Flannel Friday round-up!

I don't know about you, but I use animal stories all the time.  Check out Wendy's Old MacDonald flannelboard set, which would work great for a story time about animals, songs, or just plain fun!

Just in time for summer, Kate shares her Five Scoops of Ice Cream.  She even added sprinkles! 

Shawn will be hosting next week's round-up at Read, Rhyme and Sing

If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:

  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tales from a Manager-Find Your Passion

A couple of nights ago, a bunch of us were talking about how we used to blog regularly before being promoted.  It was suggested that people would like our advice on management.  Here's my shot at starting that.

The number one piece of advice that I have for any new manager is to find your passion.  For me, that is programming. You may find that you like ordering, budgeting, or strategic planing the best. My schedule, no matter how busy I get, will still have a story time added.  This is what keeps me excited and gives me energy, even on the bad days.  It also keeps me connected with our customers, which helps me to plan for new services.

The further that you go up the management ladder, the further away from "doing" you become.  You are more of a leader and are there to encourage and mentor your staff.  You find them the resources so that they can "do".  You spend a lot of time working with your staff.  If you can still feed your passion, it helps you get through the less fantastic parts of your job (for me, that is the schedule!).

Friday, January 13, 2017

Flannel Friday-Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

This week's flannelboard is one that I created for our flannelboard that is always out in our Activity Room.  You may have seen a version of it before on my blog.  We try to come up with different ideas so kids can free play with it, but still tie it into early literacy.




For this one, I cut out a bunch of shapes that could be found on a snowman.  Every snowman that the kids create is different.  Just for fun, I added a couple of die cut snowflakes and snowmen.
 

We always include a sign that gives the parents some talking points.  It also gives the "why" as to why we are doing this.

 This week's Flannel Friday round-up is hosted by Anne at So Tomorrow.

  If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:

  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Flannel Friday-The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants

One of the big events that we do at least 1 time each summer is a story time in the park.  When we do these events, it is not uncommon to have 150 people at our story time.  When we choose books, props, and flannelboards, we look for ones that we can make bigger so everyone can see them.  This summer, we did a movement story time that included The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin.  Not only is it a great story, but the figures are pretty easy to make larger.  We used fun foam and puffy paint to create our figures.  As one person read the story, another danced with their nut to go along with the words.

 Hazel Nut and her dad

 Mama and Wally Nut

Grandma Nut
 
This week's Flannel Friday Round-Up is hosted by Mollie at What Happens in Storytime.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flannel Friday Round-Up

It's Flannel Friday Round-Up time!  

Lisa at Thrive After Three has two great apple posts this week.  She shows off her Ten Red Apples prop, along with her individual lapboards in her first post.  In her second post, she shows off her fancy 10 Apples Up on Top hat.

Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime shows off her Five Friends Play Dress Up.  She has an astronaut, a pirate, a cowboy, a ninja, and Frankenstein.

Wendy at Flannel Board Fun has created Flip, Flap, Fly! so she can show off a larger version for her groups. 

One Elephant Went Out to Play at Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime with Keith. 

Kate has Five Little Speckled Frogs at Felt Board Magic.   

Kate will be hosting next week's Flannel Friday Round-Up at Felt Board Magic.

See the Olympians makes an appearance by Jessica at Storytime in the Stacks. 

Jane at Piper Loves the Library shows off her dots for International Dot Day.  It's pretty cool to see all that you can make out of dots!

 If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:

  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...