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.

 
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