Friday, June 26, 2015


June 24, 2015

Woof! Woof! by David A. Carter
Watch as the shapes turn into a full picture...

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
In their haste to hide from the cat, three mice stumble into a pile of shapes.  What can they make with a few circles, ovals, squares, rectangles and a whole lot of triangles?

No Owl Shapes family is complete without

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Who's Your Daddy?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri
Various young woodland creatures describe what they love most about getting hugs from their fathers.

The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
Some daddies have lots of hair, some just a little.  Some make cookies, others buy doughnuts. Some like to camp out, others like to take naps...  But they all want you to be who you are!

Today at Craft Time, we made Father's Day gift bags!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hip to be SQUARE

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Perfect Square by Michael Hall
A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled and otherwise changed...  But finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy.

Circle Square Moose by Kelly Bingham
When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans...

Let's add another owl to the shapes family...
This little guy is a SQUARE!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

CIRCLE the Wagons

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

We will spend the next several weeks learning about shapes, so let's start with one of my favorites: CIRCLES!

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier
Circular shapes are spotted in familiar objects and everyday situations. Buttons are dots. Wheels are dots. Stars even look like dots. Ladybugs have dots, and so do the fried eggs on your plate.  Lots of dots!

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horacek
Little Mouse loves to look up at the moon every night. But one night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, she can't resist taking a little nibble. And another. Now that Little Mouse has eaten a nice-sized chunk, will the moon still be round?

The first member of our owl family says,
"Whoooooo loves CIRCLES?  I doooooooo!"

Count Me In

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
What happens when five little monkeys start jumping on the bed? One is liable to fall off and bump his head!

Let's Count Goats by Mem Fox
The reader is invited to count goats of many shapes, sizes and professions!  (But they all seem very hungry...)

It's fun to practice counting with this excellent activity from!