Butterflies, Hula Hoops, Poetry & Chocolate

cs 11La Pintoresca Library had a “pocket poem” writing contest for last month’s National Poetry Month, observed during the month of April, and our very own Alicia Randall won for the elementary school division!  For this month’s May 2016 Chocolate Storytime, Alicia recited her poem for the guests.  See Alicia’s winning poem, “When I Turned into a Dog,” below:

I made friends with a hog
But I just had to sob
With a hog in a bog
Eating crushed cranberry fog.

We had so much fun this month at Chocolate Storytime.  First, Ms. Ayesha read “My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood” by Tameka Fryer Brown and illustrated by Shane W. Evans.  The kids were very engaged with the story and enjoyed coming up with synonyms to describe the mood.  After that, she read the book, “The Hula Hoppin’ Queen,” by Thelma Lynne Godin and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.  Hula hoops donated by Chocolate Storytime friend, Lydia Breen, were on hand for kids to try out their skills.

For crafts, Alicia led guests in creating beautiful butterflies with coffee filters, pipe cleaners, and markers.  5/27/16

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