Happy Birthday Sesame Street! Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969. It is one of the longest running children's programs on television, as well as being the longest running series broadcasted on PBS. Children, for the last 40 years, have been learning with the Sesame Street Muppets. Which Sesame Street muppet is your favorite? Ernie, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo, or Mr. Snuffleupagus? I myself have always been rather fond of Cookie Monster, and his catchy tune, "C is for Cookie."
Did you know that there is a direct connection between Mary’s little lamb and the national celebration of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November? [No, footballs are made from pigskin.] Both are the work of an amazing "little lady"-- Sarah Josepha Hale.
Last Friday, I read to the kindergarten classes at West Platte Elementary. We read Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr. The phrase "Run, Turkey, Run!" is repeated many times in the book, which is perfect for audience participation! The students did a good job of helping me read the book. Good work kindergarteners!
Just before I retired from teaching and changed careers to librarianship, I came across a wonderful book entitled Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. Madonna (singer and author) wrote in her book dedication to teachers that "It is about the power of words. And how we must choose them carefully to avoid causing harm to others."
We make resolutions, but how many do we keep? Here is one to consider; resolve to read a children’s book from either the juvenile fiction or juvenile easy section of the library. I have found some of these books to be the most delightful reads.