Library Storytelling Morning activity for February

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity now forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the Library’s blog.

February 2012 storytelling around the book:

“Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile” by Won-Ldy Paye, Margaret H. Lippert & Julie Paschkis

Saturday, February 25th 2012

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand.

(For Intermediate English level learners)

Mrs. Chicken can’t see her wings in the puddle, so she walks down to the river where she can admire all of herself. She doesn’t know that Crocodile is there, waiting for dinner—To save herself, Mrs. Chicken tells Crocodile that they are sisters.

La gallina no puede verse las alas en el charco así que va hasta el rio para verse bien. No sabe que el cocodrilo hambriento esta allí esperando su comida. Para salvarse le cuenta que son hermanas.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://us.macmillan.com/mrschickenandthehungrycrocodile/WonLdyPaye

http://www.wonldypaye.com/books.html

http://www.juliepaschkis.com/info.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_H._Lippert

Library Storytelling Morning activity for December

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9.

Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

December 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Full Belly Bowl” by Jim Aylesworth & Wendy Anderson Halperin

Saturday, December 18th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“What on earth is a Full Belly Bowl?” the very old man wonders — but he soon finds out. No matter how much he eats from it, the bowl magically refills itself. For the first time in a long time, the old man isn’t hungry. Then he discovers that the bowl can refill itself with other things — even his one copper coin — and now it looks like he’ll never want for anything again!

His excitement makes him careless, however, and as he hurries off to spend some of his new wealth, he leaves the bowl right side up. And who can say what might get into the Full Belly Bowl in his absence?”

From Simon & Schuster.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.wendyhalperin.com/books/bowl/bowl.htm

http://www.ayles.com/fullbelly2.html

http://www.wendyhalperin.com/activities.htm

Library Storytelling Morning activity for November

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. 35 children per session and two adults per child maximum. Approx. 45 minutes.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

November 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The Seven Chinese Brothers”, Margaret Mahy, Mou-Sien Tseng & Jean Tseng

Saturday, November 27th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“The first imperial court of China is the setting for this Han tale in which the seven brothers who look, walk, and talk alike display their unique powers. First Brother can hear a fly sneeze 100 miles away. Second Brother can see the fly sitting on the Great Wall of China. Third Brother is a man of unusual strength and so on. As a team, they repair a hole in the Great Wall in a single day. The emperor, a cruel man feels threatened by “a person” of this strength. He sends off two armies to execute Brother Three. Then begins the drowning, fire, arrows; but, as each brother replaces another, their unique talents are revealed. Finally, Brother Seven, in one fell swoop, takes care of the armies and the tyrannical emperor. The brothers are free to return to a peaceful life once again. The fine, detailed watercolor paintings recreate the era in which the Great Wall was built.”

From NPL.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://books.google.es/books?id=tKnUnO8r9_cC&lpg=PP1&ots=-2XZG0YNR8&dq=%E2%80%9CThe%20Seven%20Chinese%20Brothers%E2%80%9D&pg=PT9#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://learningtogive.org/teachers/literature_guides/SevenChineseBrothers.asp

http://teacher.edmonds.wednet.edu/…/the_seven_chinese_brothers_script.pdf

http://www.myfreshplans.com/2010-05/the-five-or-seven-chinese-brothers-lesson-plans/

Library Storytelling Morning activity for June

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

June 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” by Verna Aardema

Saturday, June 19th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“In this astonishingly beautiful and imaginatively illustrated picture book, Mosquito tells Iguana a tall tale that sets off a chain reaction that ends in jungle disaster. Iguana is so upset at being told such nonsense that he plugs his ears. So, of course, when Python says good morning, Iguana doesn’t hear and ignores him altogether. Python suspects Iguana is plotting mischief against him, so he hides in a rabbit hole – which terrifies Rabbit. And so this amusing African legend goes, until finally the chain of mishaps reaches Mother Owl, who reacts by refusing to hoot and wake in the sun.”

From Barnes & Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://coe.fgcu.edu/students/detschaschell/Mosquitoes.html

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/why_mosquitoes.html

http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/whymosquitoes.html

http://www.best-childrens-books.com/why-mosquitoes-buzz.html

Special Storytelling Time on the World Book Day

April 23rd is a symbolic date for world book day. Join us for a special storytelling time to celebrate the pleasure of reading!

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum.

With Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session).

Register at biblioteca@iie.es including children’s name/s and wait for our confirmation reply.

Storytelling around the book:

“That Book Woman” by Heather Henson & David Small

Friday, April 23rd at 18 h. – English version (All in English)

“Cal is not the readin’ type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he’d rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that’s not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish — or is she braver than he ever thought?.”

From Simon and Schuster.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://suzyred.com/2010_That_Book_Woman.html

http://www.kykinfolk.com/knott/bookwomen_easternkentucky.htm

http://books.simonandschuster.com/That-Book-Woman/Heather-Henson/9781416908128/reading_group_guide

Library Storytelling Morning activity for March

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

March 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India” by Paul Galdone

 Saturday March 13th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“The Jatakas are Indian fables relating the former births of the Buddha in various animal guises. In this retelling, he is a clever little monkey who twice foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.”

From Barnes & Noble

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7109945/The-Monkey-and-the-Crocodile

http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/activities/parentactivity/crocodiles.pdf

http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-folktales/panchatantra-tales/monkey-and-crocodile.html

Library storytelling morning activity for November

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es (sending kid’s name/s).

November storytelling around the book:

“Buffalo Woman” by Paul Goble

Saturday, November 28th 2009 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

Buffalo Woman

“A young hunter draws his bow against a buffalo cow drinking from a stream. Before he can loose his arrow, there is no buffalo — instead, there stands a beautiful young woman, whom he knows he must marry. The hunter’s people shun the Buffalo Woman, and so she returns, with their son, Calf Boy, to her people. The hunter’s heart compels him to follow. But he has been warned: The Buffalo Nation is angry at the Straight-up-People. And if he cannot find his wife and son among the many buffalo, they will be lost to him forever.”

From Barnes & Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/books/children/ch38.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Goble

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=890