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Last night I did my last weeknight program and my last Animal Mania! program. Animal Mania! has been on hiatus since the beginning of summer, which was chock-full of bug programs. I hadn’t realized that quite a few of my regulars still didn’t know I was leaving; with the chaos of back-to-school week, I hadn’t told everyone. But I think they’re fine with it. I’ve got one program left before I leave, another Girl’s Club Pajama Party this Saturday!

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Since I didn’t actually do my Animal Mania: Elephants! program, I didn’t list all the books I read. These are the elephant books I pulled, in case anyone is interested:

My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
Elmer by David McKee
Kidogo by Anik McGrory
The Hubbub Above by Arthur Howard
The Elephant’s Pillow by Diana Reynolds Roome
I Am Invited To a Party! by Mo Willems

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This morning I had a delightful class of second graders come to see me for a field trip. We had a FABULOUS time! I gave them a tour of the library, some of the kids got library cards for the first time, I read a bunch of stories, we made this great elephant craft they’re holding up, AND our library mascot came for a visit! The kids came in quietly and left chatting up a storm about how great the library is. I have the greatest profession ever.

I used some of the books I’d pulled for my canceled elephant program plus some other silly stories. We did this craft that I’d planned for Animal Mania: Elephants! but I skipped all the weird hygiene education. They just blew air to make the trunk flap.

In the midst of my stories, our mascot arrived for our prearranged surprise. They danced together, I read a special Summer Reading Club story, they got hugs and autographs. It was so much fun.

Here are the books I read:

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Last night I was all set to do my Animal Mania: Elephants! program when some of my kids informed me they were putting on a puppet show instead. Far be it from me to keep them from their plans, so I canceled the elephants and announced that the kids would be performing instead.

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Tonight it was time for my May installment of Animal Mania! I read the stories below (which were a big hit), and then we played Duck Duck Goose. The kids who came to this program were mainly my regular 3rd grade contingent, who are sometimes too cool for the activities until we actually start doing them. They were thrilled watching me be the goose, as I am older and do not run as fast as they do. I ended up tagged and playing the egg in the center of the nest a lot (is this how we played as kids? I don’t remember any of this stuff).

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