Friends Over Books
- Island Readers & Writers
- PreK-Grade 4
- Other Educators
What can be better than spending time with Friends Over Books? Join IRW’s Lisa Herrington Mondays and Wednesdays for a half-hour, pre-K story time. Each week, Lisa will take children through the different elements that make up a picture book and explore its words and images using the Whole Book Approach, and lead a fun art activity.
While we recommend joining us for the entire six-week program, you may register and drop in at any time! Your Zoom link will be valid for all dates. Check out each event listing for supplies needed for that day’s activity.
Monday, April 19: Week One will examine book jackets/book covers. The April 19th book is Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. Please have supplies ready for when we meet: orange and black paper; glue or glue stick.
Wednesday, April 21: Week One will examine book jackets/book covers. The April 21st book is The Teacher’s Pet by Anica Mrose Rissi and Zachariah O’Hora. Please have supplies ready for when we meet: paper and pencil, colored pencils or crayons.
Monday, April 26: Week Two will highlight a book’s endpapers. The April 26th book is Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan. Please have supplies ready for when we meet: paper, black paint (watercolor or tempera) and a bird feather or two.
Wednesday, April 28: Week Two will highlight a book’s endpapers. The April 28th book is Float by Daniel Miyares. Please have supplies ready for when we meet: a bowl or tub of water, a few household items that float (plastic toy, sponge, bottle, pinecone) and a few things that sink (coins, rock, spoon, magnet…)
Monday, May 3: Week Three will highlight a book’s front and back matter. The May 3 book is Oh, No! by Candace Flemming and Eric Rohmann. Print off the animal images from the link provided, and have ready scissors, markers and a container or bag.
Wednesday, May 5: Week Three will highlight a book’s front and back matter. The May 5 book is Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler. Please have ready when we meet: paper, pencil, markers, paints and paintbrushes.
Wednesday, May 12: Week Four will highlight a book’s format. The May 12 book is Hum and Swish by Matt Myers. Please have ready when we meet: 2 cups sand, 1 ½ cups flour, 1 cup warm water, 1 ¼ cup salt, bowl and spoon.