Author Archives: Melissa

Flannel Friday: Big Ol Tree

Recently the amazing Amy at Catch the Possibilities posted a pic of her Valentine Tree (you can see versions on the Flannel Friday Pinterest here and here) and I just fell in love with the shape of her tree and … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday News!

Hi all! Here is a super long repost of the announcement I placed on Facebook at the beginning of the month! tl;dr: Flannel Friday is transitioning to a new method for collecting and sharing ideas! Believe it or not, Flannel … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up Placeholder 2/16/18

Placeholder is here! Add a link in the comments for this week’s ideas. If you want to try the new submissions process for Flannel Friday, read about it here or test it out: here’s the link to our Tumblr and … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! Here are a few ideas to start off another awesome year of storytimes: Look ahead to Valentines Day already with Storytime with Miss Tara! She has a set to go with Love Monster and the Last Chocolate. … Continue reading

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New Year Wishes and Plans

Hey team, here we are in another year together, how awesome is that? As you can tell, Mel’s Desk has been pretty much in mothballs since I became a supervisor three years ago. I miss it so much but it’s … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up August 4, 2017

Hi team! It’s been so long since I was able to help out with Flannel Friday I am super happy to host this week! Three cheers for our three entries: As Kathryn says, “Not every child has a teddy bear … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday: 5 Sea Monsters

I’m hosting Flannel Friday this week so wanted to create something for the round up! Awhile ago I made a set of Aliens to go with my Outer Space Set. I love them and the kids think they are silly, … Continue reading

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Suggest a Book to the Bells!

I’m taking the easy way out and just reposting a CLEL email about the Bell Awards! There’s still time to let the Selection Committee know about great picture books that support early literacy for the 2017 awards! “The CLEL Bell … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Storytime

I had just three families, four kids who were probably 3-6 years old. They were a little active, and a lot talkative, and I was still (am still) struggling with this week’s news, and I wound things up a little … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up: July 29, 2016

Welcome to Flannel Friday! Liberry Becca has a lovely summer firefly set–fabulous details on her colorful fireflies, and a wonderfully realistic looking jar to catch them in! She includes links to several rhymes and her own fireflies storytime. PLUS she … Continue reading

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