Friday, March 14, 2014

Let the Good Times Roll in the Library!

With the help of Sharon Arms Doucet's exciting adventure Alligator Sue, our imaginations went down into the bayou where we compared alligators and crocodiles, and got a gumbo full of fun French-influenced vocabulary such as Cajun, Creole and langoustine. We danced to the zydeco music of Buckwheat Zydeco and Lady Ida.  We followed a map into the swamps of Louisiana and the lively city of New Orleans, discussed the wild weather and had fun making masks for Mardi Gras.  Alligator Sue played a concertina in the story, but the closest we could find was a good ol' red accordion...and the best thing we learned, I think, was that our own dear security guard, Mr. Krejo, can play a real swinging tune!  Bien fait, children!  

And for your continued dancing pleasure: