Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Mother's Day Story Time Celebration

First of all, I just have to ask where did April go?!?! I mean it's almost Mother's Day - the second Sunday in May!!! Yikes.

Anyway, back to the cool stuff. Since it's the story time before Mother's Day (is that like the Night Before Christmas?), of course I will be doing books about moms!!!

What Moms Can't Do by Douglas Wood

I Love Mommy by Lizi Boyd

Does a Kangaroo have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle

We will also be doing this Muffin Flower Craft from DLTK Printable Crafts for Kids!

And it's Tuesday, so it's FMRNS!!! WHOOOOOT!!!! I am always so excited for Movie Night because every single movie we watch is totally worthy of being called "Fabulous." Since we are desperately trying to finish the list before my big move, A and I have been adding Bonus Night and Double Feature days. Last week, we had FMRNS: The Original, Bonus Night, AND Double Feature Friday!!!! On Tuesday, we watched Music Box, a drama from 1989 with Jessica Lange and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

For Bonus Night on Thursday, we watched The Day the Earth Stood Still, a sci-fi thriller from 1951 with Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. I have to say - what a message!! And from the early 50s! If you haven't seen this movie, you really should. And the world should take Klaatu's message to heart. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if Gort came back...

For Double Feature Friday, we had two seventies movies. The first was The Spy Who Loved Me, a James Bond from 1977 featuring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach. The second feature was the musical Hair from 1979 with John Savage, Treat Williams and Beverly D'Angelo.

A bunch of stuff came in for us at the library, so we have several choices for tonight's Feature.

Girl with a Pearl Earring, a drama from 2003 with Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.
Blackboard Jungle, a drama from 1955 with Glenn Ford and Anne Francis.
Private Benjamin, a comedy from 1980 with Goldie Hawn (LOVE her!), Eileen Brennan and Armand Assante.
Escape to Witch Mountain, a family adventure from 1975 with Eddie Albert and Ray Milland.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, a musical from 1942 with James Cagney and Joan Leslie.

What to watch, what to watch?! Our last comedy wasn't too long ago (The Gods Must be Crazy - also from 1980), and we just watched a movie from the 50s (The Day the Earth Stood Still), a movie from the 70s (The Spy Who Loved Me) and a musical (Hair - and also the 70s!), so it might be Girl With a Pearl Earring. Then again, something else might have come in for us that will catch our fancy!! Stay tuned to find out!!

P.S. We also have School House Rock to watch - but those we watch in between movies and after the feature. I've seen a few, but not a whole lot. They are terribly fun and very informational all at the same time!!!!


Carrie said...

OOOH! Blackboard Jungle! Isn't that the one with a really young Vic Morrow and Sidney Poitier? Outstanding!!

Love for Schoolhouse Rock! VERBS! That's what's happening! :)

Rhonda said...

I loved Private Benjamin...so funny. I remember watching Escape to Witch Mountain when I was a kid....I wanted to be just like the kids.