To your left is our new Story Action Pod, which is going exactly how I had hoped it would. It will change every week with my picks for Family Story Time. It's fun for kids-- the Stump Cards (patent pending since I think I made those up completely) are absurdly funny and they love drawing what would happen if you gave, for instance, a T-rex a computer (FYI, he would write nasty emails). It also tickles my literacy bone, seeing parents interact with the kids and kids who may not yet be able to read create effective cause-and-effect relationships. I sneak ridiculously nerdy literacy vitamins in everything I do. Past coworkers have said of me that I know more about literacy than anyone should want to know about anything. Save yourselves.
We also had a Flat Stanley event that was well-attended. I showed a slide show that included pictures from Flatter World as well as my Flat Stanley's trip to Tallahassee, thanks to my FSU colleague Joey.
My Cool Movies, Awesome Books series is going along. We had about 10 in attendance for "Holes" but nearly all the Louis Sachar books I had available were checked out, and that was my intention with it. I'm practicing saying "Howl's Moving Castle" since I show that one this week and I pronounce it like "Hall's".
Yeah, I seriously do. Also "following" like "falling" and "while" like "wahl". Bout to get my South on. (That links to the entire Family Guy episode "To love and die in Dixie". I could not pick a single clip because to me this is the greatest 21 minutes of the entire series run. Enjoy.)
In conclusion, here is the catchiest song ever made. My brother suggested he and my father play it at my wedding, and I may just let them: