What Do You Do With An Idea Storytime

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This week at the RBE Library, I have been reading What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada and illutsrated by Mae Besom to our kindergarten and 1st grade students.

This is a beautifully written and illustrated book that is quite inspiring!

Before we read, the kids paired up and I asked them to talk to their should partner about what they thought an idea is. Then I showed the cover and told them the egg represented or symbolized an idea. In the book, you can’t see the idea, but just like a real egg, the idea is inside and can “hatch” and come out.

I told them that we would never get to see the idea, but that I wanted to pay attention to what the little boy does with the idea.

After we read the book, I asked them to close their eyes and think of an idea they have. It could be a little idea or a big idea. I gave them some examples and then asked them to close their eyes and think about their idea.

Then, I had them share their idea with their shoulder partner. After they checked out books, I gave them this What Do You Do With an Idea Activity Page. They drew a picture of their idea and wrote about it.

I LOVE this book and while the heavy metaphors seemed hard for the little ones, they got it! One of my first graders said, “the little boy is thinking outside the box!” LOVE it!

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2 comments on “What Do You Do With An Idea Storytime
  1. Hi there
    My name is Shai Har-Gil and Liked your blog !
    I am an Israeli-American currently living in Israel. Could I ask for your assistance? I am currently employed as the head librarian in a middle school, and as a senior librarian in a municipal children’s library where I also do a story time to all the first graders.
    I hold a BA from California State University, Northridge in Communications and a MA in Information Science from Bar Ilan University, Israel. My wife and I are moving to Southern California or to Atlanta, GA, as my wife’s employer has asked her to relocate. Could you please help me with answers to the following:·
    What are my work options as a non-ALA accredited librarian?·
    What types of positions would be open to me, and what is their average income?·
    Is there a difference in regulations, position type, and income between Southern California and Georgia? I greatly appreciate your time.

    Regards, —

    Shai Har-Gil

  2. Hi there
    My name is Shai Har-Gil and Liked your blog !
    I am an Israeli-American currently living in Israel. Could I ask for your assistance? I am currently employed as the head librarian in a middle school, and as a senior librarian in a municipal children’s library where I also do a story time to all the first graders.
    I hold a BA from California State University, Northridge in Communications and a MA in Information Science from Bar Ilan University, Israel. My wife and I are moving to Southern California or to Atlanta, GA, as my wife’s employer has asked her to relocate. Could you please help me with answers to the following:· What are my work options as a non-ALA accredited librarian?· What types of positions would be open to me, and what is their average income?· Is there a difference in regulations, position type, and income between Southern California and Georgia? I greatly appreciate your time. Regards, —

    Shai Har-Gil

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