Library Storytelling Morning activity for March 2013

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Carrie and Trisha as storytellers.

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

The activity 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 IIE Facebook page.

March 2013 storytelling around the book:

“Too many fairies” by Margaret Read MacDonald & Susan Mitchell

Saturday March 16th 2013

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)

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There was once an old woman who hated chores. “Work! Work! Work! How I hate it! Hate it! Hate it!” One day some fairies show up. They . . . clankety clankety-clankety —clean all the dishes. Swishety-swishety-swishety —sweep the house. Flumpety-flumpety-flumpety — shake out the bedclothes. Clickety-clickety-clickety —work on all the knitting. But then there is nothing left to do. So, they tear everything apart and start again! Clankety-clankety-clankety, swishety-swishety-swishety . . . . The fairies are driving the old woman crazy! How will she get them to leave?

(Había una vez una anciana que odiaba hacer los quehaceres de la casa: ¡Trabajo, trabajo, trabajo! ¡Como lo odio! Un día aparecieron unas hadas que limpiaron los platos, barrieron la casa, sacudieron la ropa de cama y tejieron todo lo que estaba pendiente hasta que no quedó nada que hacer. Entonces deshicieron todo lo que habían arreglado y volvieron a empezar. La anciana se estaba volviendo loca con ellas ¿Cómo podría hacerlas marchar?)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7762771-too-many-fairies

http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/faeries.html

http://youtu.be/mVnf4IJsFtA

Library Storytelling Morning activity for November 2012

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Carrie and Marcus as storytellers.

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 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 IIE Facebook page.

November 2012 storytelling around the book:

“Pumpkin Soup” by Helen Cooper

Saturday, November 24th 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)

Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff.

(En una cabaña en lo más profundo del bosque tres amigos hacen sopa de calabaza cada día del mismo modo. Pero un día el pato quiere remover para variar y se produce una horrible riña y acaba dejando la cabaña enfurruñado.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://us.macmillan.com/pumpkinsoup/HelenCooper

http://youtu.be/UNm9foj8_FA

http://www.wormworks.com/helenpages/bgpump.htm

http://youtu.be/4aI9tsLj6ro

Library Storytelling Morning Session 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 – 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.

November 2011 storytelling around the book:

“Ananse’s feast: an Ashanti tale” by Tololwa M. Mollel & Andrew Glass

Saturday, November 26th 2011

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)

“When the clever spider Ananse outwits Akye the turtle by inviting him to a feast he cannot touch, Akye plans a tasty revenge. Unwilling to share his feast, Ananse the spider tricks Akye the turtle so that he can eat all the food himself, but Akye finds a way to get even.”

(Cuando la ingeniosa araña Ananse se burla de la tortuga Akye invitándola a una fiesta en la que no puede tocar nada, Akye organiza una sabrosa venganza. No queriendo compartir su fiesta, la araña Ananse engaña a la tortuga Aike para poder comerse sola toda la comida pero Akye encuentra la forma de ajustar cuentas.)

From Barnes and Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://books.google.es/books/about/Ananse_s_Feast.html?hl=en&id=bQPvouNGcEQC

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/africa/literature/anansiturtle.htm

http://www.mythsandtales.com/id14.html

Library storytelling morning activity for May

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

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es

May storytelling around the book:

“This is the house that Jack built” by Simms Taback

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 11 a.m.

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“What on earth could possibly be new about the familiar nursery rhyme The House That Jack Built? First published in 1755, the poem was probably based on an ancient Hebrew chant from the 16th century. Now Caldecott-winning artist Simms Taback gives new life to the old favorite, transforming the rhyme, through his lively, modern illustrations, into a humorous feast of color and detail for eyes of all ages.”

From Bookpage.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com/uploads/documents/bfb_ras_this_is_the_house_that_jack_built_-_d.pdf

http://www.ecb.org/guides/pdf/SRSVol2_6.pdf

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

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 Amy Eckmeder as storyteller.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es

March storytelling around the book:

“Dexter Bexley and the big blue beastie”

by Joel Stewart

Tellebration: Saturday, March 28th 2009, 12 p.m.

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“A little boy called Dexter Bexley meets a large blue creature in a small bowler hat who wants to eat him. But Dexter has a better idea. He distracts the monster by finding him more amusing things to do. Together they engage in activities ranging from a flower-delivery business (so successful that they end up with a boardroom high up in an office block) to a detective agency that solves the Rubber Glove Affair and the Great Sausage Heist. The beastie gets bored easily, and when he does, he gets hungry. But by the time Dexter has run out of distracting ideas, the two are friends, and eating a lollipop is more tempting than eating your friend. This book is an inspired celebration of imaginative play, working at simple and sophisticated levels, in real time and fantasy time. It is comic, suspenseful and tender, has surprising developments, and Stewart’s grainy, surreal, retro images — with, for instance, a mountainous sundae, a beastie whose face looks as though it has been torn off at the edge and characters tied up with sausages — are a delight.”

From The Times Online.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

 http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=0552554359

 http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379/post/1680012768.html

 http://martsubhub.lib.wv.us:8000/kcweb/kcContent?isbn=082342068X&type=review&controlnumber=eph00065759&referedby=titlelist