Summer reading… in January?

January 19th, 2004 by cathy
In New York the summer reading program (I know, I know its not even February yet and I’m thinking of the summer reading program, but I need something to look forward to :>) is READ WHITE AND BLUE and I thought it would be cute to have a travel around America theme. However instead of going to typical places like the grand canyon or the Washington monument, I’m going to have the kids go to weird places… Like the world’s biggest ball of twine, or the toilet seat museum or the spam museum or the biggest pecan. I had the librarians at PUBYAC give me suggestions and it got pretty crazy. Even so, the more I think about it, the more I love it! I was going to have a big map of USA and have pictures of each location. The kids would all get a paper care and for how long they read they would get to go a certain amount around the map. Maybe for the kids that couldn’t read as well or didn’t have time, I could have a gas station picture for those that “ran out of gas” and they could draw a picture of something weird, write a poem, or find a piece of information I asked them about in an encyclopedia. I would give them prizes like big pencils or postcards, and at the end maybe we would have a drawing to go somewhere weird around Rochester (like the Jello Museum in LeRoy). I love it!On a different note, I started practicing yoga again, after a huge break… I think its been a year. I want to release all the work related (aka child-related) stress that I’ve been having, plus I want to be more flexible, because I heard that yoga helps with child-bearing. I find it very amusing that in one breath I can say how stress inducing the kids at the library are, but I still want my own. Perplexing.

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