Thrive Thursday February 2015 Round-Up

thriveWelcome to Thrive Thursday for February the month of love.  It’s a perfect month for me to host, because I LOVE THIS ROUND-UP and I love this community!

There’s TONS of great content this month, so let’s get going!

  • Mallory has a BRAND-NEW blog (aw yes new bloggers, welcome and keep writing!) and she wrote this great post about her World Record program and it sounds totally do-able and amazingly customizable.
  • Lindsey at the legendary Jbrary wrote about her adventures booktalking.  I loved her lists AND there are included Powerpoint presentations!
  • Brytani has a wonderful new addition to the list of character events with … a WINNIE THE POOH party! Um, yes.
  • I am OBSESSED with Lisa’s super-simple and super-wonderful Car Day program. All you need is tape and imagination!  I’m definitely doing this one!

Another amazing month of school-age programs.  If you wrote something in January that fits, let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in.

THANK YOU to everyone who wrote and submitted something – you are all inspirations to program for this age and share ideas about it.  We CAN serve this age group just as well as we do babies and teens.  Let’s keep the conversation going!

If you’re interested about learning more about the wonders of Thrive After Three and the monthly blog hop you can:

  • Check out the schedule here.
  • Pinterest board: Find roundups and themes for your after school programs here.
  • Join in on the after school fun with the Facebook Group.

Thrive On!

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  1. I posted (on my brand new blog!) about my world records program and restructuring my afterschool programs: http://www.malloryinman.com/world-records/

  2. I wrote about my Booktalking Adventures on Jbrary! Thanks for hosting this month! http://jbrary.com/adventures-booktalking/

  3. I talked about our Spy Academy program! I have two post, one about the prep work and one about the first two weeks!
    http://missmegsstorytime.com/spy-academy-prep-work/
    http://missmegsstorytime.com/spy-academy-first-two-weeks/

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. My first book club for grades 1 – 3! Despite the snow we had a really good turnout http://inshortbusy.blogspot.com/2015/02/bookaneers-setting-sail-on-sea-of-books.html

    and I finally found a use for every spare bit of baking soda at our Mad Scientists Club featuring snow
    http://inshortbusy.blogspot.com/2015/01/mad-scientists-club-science-of-snow.html

  5. Here a few Lisa already scooped up on Pinterest, too.

    Lisa schooled us all by WRITING A PLAY:

    http://thriveafterthree.com/2015/01/30/we-are-in-a-play/

    The other Lisa put together this amazing boredom buster with nothing but masking tape:

    http://lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com/2015/01/car-day.html

    Kelly wrote about her adventures in booktalking:

    http://mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2015/01/booktalking-with-third-graders-book.html

    Jennifer shared her laid back and inspiring messy art program:

    http://inshortbusy.blogspot.com/2015/01/messy-art-club-feel-it-with-felt.html

    And her snowy science program!

    http://inshortbusy.blogspot.com/2015/01/mad-scientists-club-science-of-snow.html

    Juana shared her fun, secret agent program:

    https://onthegolibrarian.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/book-adventures-secret-agent-cracking-the-code/

    Rebecca wrote about yet another amazing library makeover! January was a game theme!

    http://hafuboti.com/2015/01/26/2015-game-on/

    And Meg wrote about her spy academy program:

    http://missmegsstorytime.com/spy-academy-first-two-weeks/

  6. Thanks for hosting, Angie. It was so nice to finally meet you (albeit too briefly) at Midwinter! We did a self-directed maker program: http://www.sotomorrowblog.com/2015/02/self-directed-maker-program.html

  7. I wrote about a life sized Chutes and Ladders program I did with Grades K-2: http://www.mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2015/02/kidding-around-life-sized-chutes-and.html. Thanks for hosting!

  8. I’d love to be included in this amazing community of bloggers… Visit my blog The Adventures of Bookgirl http://bookgirlnadine.weebly.com. I love visitors and sharing ideas. Thanks!

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