Dig Into Reading: Drop-In Story Time, 6/4/13
Summer has begun! This was my first story time of the summer reading program, which means it was a bit on the crazy side. This group was not the largest we've had, but they were very, very noisy, and rude, through the entire story time. On the plus side, though, we were able to sign up about 50 of the kids for summer reading, with more to come on Friday.
Book: Underground by Denise Fleming
My groups typically like Denise Fleming, and one enthusiastic little girl in the front was eagerly repeating each word I read right after I said it. The rest of the room basically acted like I wasn't there, though, which was really annoying.
Flannel Board: Worm Friends (Credit for this adorable idea goes to K from Storytime ABCs. Thanks, K!)
One mom continually sits right up front with her little girl, who then has a need to touch everything. None of the other kids could see the flannel board worms because she kept taking them off. Somehow, though, we managed to make it to the end of the rhyme.
Book: Potato Joe by Keith Baker
This is one of my favorite books, which I have never been able to really sell at a story time. I crack up every time Watermelon Moe comes on the scene, but I am always laughing alone.
Song: Hands Up High
Book: Dig Those Dinosaurs by Lori Haskins Houran
This book got the best response, but even through this one, two women in the front just talked and talked despite repeated pointed glances from me. The kids got into the rhythm of the text and I heard some of them trying to chant it with me.
Song with ukulele: Stomp Like a Dinosaur (based on Fly Like a Butterfly)
Magic Envelope: Build a Library
Song with Underground Animals: I’m Going Down to the Library
We sang about a worm, rabbit, groundhog, chipmunk, and ant going to the library.
Songs with ukulele: ABCs / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / Baa Baa Black Sheep
Song with Puppet: Mr. Sun
I use the same hello and goodbye songs at almost every session. Click here for the tunes and words. For descriptions of each of my story times, click here.