more folk/fairy tales...nothing exciting to talk about
Yesterday's three were:
The Hunterman and the Crocodile by Baba Waque Diakitre
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for its working together peacefully solution...which I was not expecting. Would have been more exciting had the crocodile eaten the hunterman.
I loved the pictures in this book. Also, I liked how this book ended in true folktale fashion with the last page of the story containing a rhyming moral.
Cinderella by Charles Perrault,
modern retelling and pictues by Loek Koopmans and Anthea Bell
I was not really impressed with this retelling or the pictures--Cinderella and the prince looked like they were about 10 years old. I think I prefer the Grimm Brothers Cinderella story better.
Still gearing up for Summer Reading. We had our big kick-off this week and I have over 145 chitlins signed up for my program alone. That is 145 kids just in the K-2nd grade age group I am working with. Granted not all of them are going to come to my weekly program, I still feel like I need to prepare a lot more stuff for our art projects JUST IN CASE!
Our kick-off lasted for two hours and consisted of a band (comprised of one of our Pages and his friends), face-painting (bug themed, just like Summer Reading) and the kids coloring butterflies that will decorate our windows soon.
- We have our second softball game tonight.
- Been too chilly this week, temps in the 60s = no swimming.
- I am now in charge of the monthly young adult (ages 18-35) socials (with Vic) at our church.
- Got rid of Will today. He was picked up and taken to be stripped of anything valuable and then sent to the car demolisher. Getting used to Sirius.