Monday, July 28, 2014

Thrive Thursday Placeholder for August 7: A Blog Hop of Excellent School-Age Ideas!

I'm excited to be hosting the Thrive Thursday roundup of school-age programs and ideas for August.

Thrive Thursday is all about programming for the school-age children we serve. It's a place for librarians offering programs to share what they've done and/or find new ideas. It's a place for those of you who don't currently get to experience the joys of school-age programming to dip your toes in the water and share in the fun. It's a most excellent resource.

Want more info about Thrive Thursday? Check out Lisa Shaia's blog (she's the idea genius behind this whole shebang), and don't forget to check out the Pinterest board and Facebook group, too. So many places to find great school-age ideas!

If you'd like to participate in the August Thrive Thursday blog hop, all you need to do is post a link to and brief description of your school-age program in the comments of this post. If you don't have your own blog and want to write up your program to share via Thrive Thursday, send me an email at amy.e.koester(at)gmail.com so you can guest post here on The Show Me Librarian, then share your link that way. Many options! Just make sure you share a link to your program in the comments of this post by the end of the day August 7. The recap post will go live shortly thereafter.

I cannot wait to see what strange and wonderful school-age programs you all have to share!


19 comments:

  1. I did a cave program that was kind of part of summer reading, kind of not. We looked at and made our own cave art, explored a miniature model of a cave and the things that live inside it, and camouflaged ourselves with hats made out of (paper) bats.

    http://heytherelibrary.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/program-cool-caves/

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  2. Special summer edition of Mad Scientists Club: What Floats? What Flies? http://inshortbusy.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-scientists-club-what-floats-what.html

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  3. I wrote a Book Character Parties Round Up post on Jbrary. Anyone can comment with a post I missed and I'll add it in. http://jbrary.com/book-character-parties-round/

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  4. I talked about how we planned a Batman at the Library Day program in three days when we were unexpectedly surprised that we had committed to one! The key to putting something big together so quickly? Use ideas and supplies from past programs, work together and have everyone contribute something, and it is really, really awesome if your community has a local Batman!

    http://www.greenbeanteenqueen.com/2014/07/batman-day-at-library-or-how-to-plan.html

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  5. I've posted most of my STEM school age programs to go with this year's summer theme. Mostly recycled materials, too: tower building, egg drop, musical instruments, and smeller's bingo.
    http://thriveafterthree.com/category/fizz-boom-read/

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  6. (I posted this once already so forgive if it doubles?) I posted about our family event SPY NIGHT, which was hosted at night to engage a whole different crowd of patrons. http://fatgirlreading.com/spy-night-your-library/

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  7. I posted about our Big Nate Party which featured a drawing lesson, Crack a Code, Create a Code, Scribble Game, Cheese Doodle Relay, and Messy Locker Race. It was very well received. https://librarianisontheloose.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/big-nate-at-the-library/

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  8. I'm in the midst of a 3 part science series based on NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. I've been marketing them as "Family Science Days", but I think they would work well with just kids too! This post details an engineering for hurricanes activity and I'll be following up with a rain guage design challenege, and building edible models of the GPM satellite! http://bibliobrien.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/141/

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  9. No blog to link to, but I co-hosted a STEM program on Illinois mammals to go with our Paws to Read SRP theme. We borrowed a kit from the IL Department of Natural Resources full of pelts, skulls, replica tracks and replica scat. Young patrons, ages 5-9, and their grown-ups, went from station to station with a passport, where they could record information and draw pictures. Mid-way through we read a book, and to finish we played a True/False game with facts about mammals.

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  10. I posted about two of my programs for Grades 3-6:
    Candy Science: http://mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2014/08/fizz-boom-read-candy-science.html
    Science of Forces: http://mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2014/07/fizz-boom-read-science-of-force.html

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  11. We started a weekly series this summer to help with Day Camp chaos. The first is here: http://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/2014/08/puffin-library-lab-sasquatch-escape.html Will try to post a second this week (guest present+post!).

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  12. A week ago, I hosted three Harry Potter birthday parties. There was wand-making, owl adopting, butterbeer drinking, spelling, and hunting for magical creatures.
    http://librarianneighbor.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/harry-potter-birthday-party/

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  13. A week ago, I hosted three Harry Potter birthday parties. There was wand-making, owl adopting, butterbeer drinking, spelling, and hunting for magical creatures.
    http://librarianneighbor.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/harry-potter-birthday-party/

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  14. A week ago, I hosted three Harry Potter birthday parties. There was wand-making, owl adopting, butterbeer drinking, spelling, and hunting for magical creatures.
    http://librarianneighbor.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/harry-potter-birthday-party/

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  15. I did it! Here's a guest post by my coworker Lindsay about light painting. Will publish at 7am tomorrow: http://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/2014/08/puffin-library-lab-light-painting.html

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  16. Let's add Brytani's Harry Potter party, too!
    http://librarianneighbor.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/harry-potter-birthday-party/

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  17. Hi--I'm seven hours past the deadline. Hope that's okay! I just put up a post about scavenger hunts in both the library and the neighborhood (http://zbeforey.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/summer-scavenger-hunts/).

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  18. Hi--I'm seven hours past the deadline. Hope that's okay! I just put up a post about scavenger hunts in both the library and the neighborhood (http://zbeforey.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/summer-scavenger-hunts/).

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