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sign up for textsThe OPL Children’s Room can now send you text messages! We can text information about specific programs (check out the list) or daily early literacy tips.

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March Madness Week 3

This is our last week, so don’t miss your chance to vote.

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist vs. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Hungry Bear.

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Announcing the 6th annual OPLbery Club!

We’re getting ready for a new year for our OPLbery Club. Marci and Debbie have been collecting and reading lots of just published books. We will have our first meeting on April 17.

If you are interested in joining the OPLbery Club, come in and talk to us.

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Green!

We celebrated all things green today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Lots of things are green, such as traffic lights, leaves, frogs, pears, grass, allligators, and so much more. We ready some good books, sang songs, and played a guessing game. The kids did not miss one single green thing. What smart kids!

Everyone made their own green and speckled frog, too.

To see all the photos, click here.

This was our last program for the winter. We’ll be taking a two week break and will be back on Tuesday, April 7. Hope to see you there!

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Happy Pi Day!

Some of our books about pie

We celebrated Pi Day (3/14) at Family Storytime today by reading some books about pie (the kind you eat), engaging in some simple math activities, and making circle pictures. One of our math activities used paper plate “pies” to learn about fractions.

Paper plate “pies” are a fun way to learn about fractions.

This began as the solar system.

Abstract art

For  more information about pi, click here.

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March Madness 2015

Week 2 Bracket

The first round of voting for March Madness is done, and here are the results:

Group 1)
Officer Buckle and Gloria- 13
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Hungry Bear- 14
Group 2)
Where the Wild Things Are- 18
Leonardo the Terrible Monster- 9
Group 3)
Never Take a Shark To the Dentist- 20
Don’t worry bear- 7
Group 4)
Sniffles For Bear- 13
The Very Hungry Caterpillar- 14
The new bracket is
The Little  Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Hungry Bear vs. Where the Wild Things Are
Never Take a Shark To the Dentist vs. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Don’t forget to vote!

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Pets!

Books about pets

Today Ready, Set, Kindergarten! was all about pets! We talked about what kinds of pets we have, what kind of pets we wanted, and what makes the best pet.

We read some stories, sang a song about a dog named Rags, and pretended to be lots of different animals.

Our craft today was inspired by one of our books, An Octopus Followed me Home. All the kids made their own version. Here are a few of them:

An octopus followed me home!

A fish followed me home!

To see all the photos, click here.

Next week we’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with books about the color green.

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