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Monday, June 1st, Ms Barbara’s Storytelling

Hi everybody,


Today I’m reading to you another story about a fish.   The fish in last weeks story lived in a fish tank like the fish at school.

But this story is about a fish that lives in the ocean.

This book is  from Hawaii called Humu’s Colorful Ocean.  Hawaii is a beautiful island in the middle of the

ocean that many people like to visit.

This will be my last story, so hope you enjoy it.



Click here view


When you go to Hawaii you are greeted with a necklace made out of flowers called a lei.

Girls and boys also wear leis on special occasions.

Let’s make one.


There are many sea creatures in the ocean.  This summer if you are able to go to the ocean or maybe even

an aquarium you might be able to see them.

Here are pictures of the sea creatures that were in the story.

Red Urchin







Blenny Fish





Aren’t they all beautiful?  Let’s keep the ocean clean for all the living creatures in the ocean.



And of course, a song


And here’s a Hawaiian song


Have a nice summer – BYE

Thursday, May 21 – Ms. Barbara’s Storytime

Hi everybody,

My story today is Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian.  The goldfish in the bowl is next a sign that says

“HELP”. Why do you think so?  Let’s find out…



Click here for story.


Would you like to make a fish bowl?

Remember, you can add more fish or other things as you wish.




Make a paper plate spinning wheel.



Let’s sing a song about fish.


Monday, May 11th – Ms. Barbara’s Storytime

Hi everybody,

Today I’m reading Maybe Something Beautiful by F.Isabel Campoy.  It’s a book about a girl who

changed her neighborhood with her art.

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by [F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, Rafael López]


Click here to view the story,



In the book, everybody was dancing to latin music – salsa, merengue, bebop.

Merengue is a simple dance you can try.  Let’s dance…


Cute and simple cards you can make.



Ready for a song?




Tuesday, April 28th – Ms. Barbara’s Storytime

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the warm weather.


Today I chose a book but it’s not a story, it”s called a non-fiction book.  It’s a book that will teach us about opposite words.        It’s called Animal Opposites by Stella Stilwell.

Click on title below


Animal Opposites – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y71PNmp6Spas-JsuMXavAmxjoqcgzQMN/view?usp=sharing:// 


Let’s learn more opposites



Can you say the opposite word?


  • happy
  • up
  • good
  • open
  • hungry
  • fun
  • high
  • start
  • first
  • left
  • quiet
  • awake
  • first
  • give
  • off
  • stop
  • day
  • girl
  • new
  • clean
  • easy
  • tall
  • cold
  • winter
  • far
  • inside
  • push
  • lost
  • laugh
  • front


Weaving – this craft you need go IN and OUT – cut a few lines on a paper and cut up some strips and

start weaving.



Bye – See you next time.

Friday, April 17 – Ms. Barbara’s Storytime

Hi everybody,


Are you ready for another story?  I hope so

Today I’m reading The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown


Click here  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dzd1oTD_kulp89s7OyebrmgRQ_IsKeI7/view?usp=sharing


Now time for a bunny song




Word Search – try to find these words


Easter educational game for kids. Word search game. Spring theme. Vector bunny, chick, flowers and Easter eggs. Stock Vector - 120362043


Do you want to make this bunny mask?

You will need to cut a paper plate in half, cut out 2 eyes, add ears, nose and whiskers.

Easter Bunny Mask

Monday, April 6th ~ Ms. Barbara’s Storytime

Hello everyone, are you enjoying the spring weather?  Did  you  see the cherry blossoms?

I just hope that next time we could all enjoy the cherry blossoms together.


The story I chose today is Good Night, Sammy by Cyndy Szekeres.

Click on the title below.


Good night, Sammy

Good Night, Sammy: Amazon.com: Books


Sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep, isn’t it?  What time do you go to bed?

What is your bedtime routine?

What is your order?

Take a bath

Brush your teeth

Wear your pajamas

Get in bed

Turn off lights

Bedtime story


Do you want to make this moon/star craft?

You will need a paper plate and draw a moon face on one side and then draw a star the other side

and  cut the star out and hang it.


Did you ever wonder where the sun goes at night?

Let’s find out:




Now, a bedtime song you can listen to or sing along.



Star light, star bright

The first star I see tonight

I wish I may

I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight



Good night – sweet dreams…


Thursday, March 19th – Ms. Barbara’s Story Time

Hello – hope you all are doing good.  Today I will be reading Are you my mother? by P.D. Eastman.


Can you answer these questions –

  1. Why did mother bird fly away?
  2. What animals did the baby bird see?
  3. What did the baby bird ask the animals?
  4. What was the Snort?
  5. What did the Snort do to baby bird?

If you want to make the binoculars, just decorate 2 rolls and stick them together and then get a string or a

ribbon long enough to put it around your neck.


A penguin song the children love…


Watch the life cycle of a bird.


Tuesday, March 10th – Ms Barbara’s story time


Good morning boys and girls.  Today is Ms Barbara’s storytime.  I chose Summer by Alice Low.  I hope you like it!



Can you answer these questions?

  1. What season do you like?
  2. What do you like to eat in summer?
  3. What sports do people like to play in summer?



Do you like ice cream?

Did you know that you can make ice cream at home?

Watch the video below and maybe mommy and daddy can help you make some.




Lastly, can you find shapes in your house?

  1. Can you find any squares?
  2. Can you find any circles?
  3. Can you find any triangles?
  4. Can you find any rectangles?

Can you find 5  (or more) for each shape?

Do you think you can make a shape ice cream?  Draw the shapes on a piece of paper and and stick it on

a cone and there you have an shape ice cream – don’t forget to put a cherry on top.


You can tell me all the things you found when I see you again.

Until then, be good.




Ms Barbara