Thursday, July 9, 2015

Heartland Heroes Storytime ~ The Hero in All of Us!

The 2015 Summer Reading Program, entitled "Every Hero Has a Story", has given Michelle and me a great opportunity to highlight the wonderful work done by many men and women in our community.  We decided to call our main storytime "Heartland Heroes Storytime" as a way to honor and feature a variety of professions that might be of interest to children.  Each week we will invite two Heartland Heroes to be our guest at Storytime, where they will answer questions from the children and chat with them informally about the work they do.


Superhero, Superhero!

Superhero, Superhero, turn around.
Superhero, Superhero, touch the ground.
Superhero, Superhero, put on your suit.
Superhero, Superhero, put on your boots. 
Superhero, Superhero, jump up high!
Superhero, Superhero, fly, fly, fly!

"Superhero, Superhero, turn around!"

"Superhero, Superhero, touch the ground!"

Military Heroes

This week, our focus was on heroes: the hero is all of us!  Our guest on July 8 was Tracey Andreasen, a wife, mom and patron of our library.  Michael Batchelder, a reporter with The Bellevue Leader, joined us on July 9. 

Used for Tracey Andreasen's visit:

Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

Supersister by Beth Cadena, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer

Used for Michael Batchelder's visit:

Telephone by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jen Corace


 Extension Activities:
We played a game of "Telephone".  We were discussing the importance of reporters reporting correct information so Miss Michelle set up the scenario: A robber stole doughnuts and she whispered what he was wearing to one child:  Blue pants, stripped shirt, brown hair.  That info was whispered from child to child until it arrived at the last child who reported being told: "A man with pants had messy hair."!

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