Monday, November 12, 2012

Drop-In Story Time, 11/9/12 (Calendar/Seasons Theme)

This theme is one I've been wanting to do for a while, and it finally came together this past week. I liked it well enough that I'm going to replace some of the books and try it again with the preschoolers in January.

Book: A Year of Beasts by Ashley Wolff 

Song with Flannel Board: Twelve Months Song 
I sang this song a cappella, on my own, with just 12 clipart pieces (one for each month, from and the nannies broke out into applause when I was finished. Go figure. 

Book: Snowy Flowy Blowy by Nancy Tafuri
I told the group we'd be learning about the seasons in this book, then followed it up with three songs, each about a different time of year.
Flannel Board Song: One Red Mitten

Song: Baseball Player
I did this one three times because there was a little boy in the center of the room having the time of his life.

Rhyme: Climb a Tree

Book: Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak
I blew up the pictures for this one on the copier so everyone we would be able to see. It was one the best performances I've ever done of any book, but it was largely unappreciated. Some moms who were new to story time just couldn't seem to stop talking, even when the group as a whole was asked to stop. 

Letter of  the Day: Letter L

Song with ukulele: ABCs/Twinkle Twinkle Little Star/Baa Baa Black Sheep

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It 

Song: Where is Big Toe?

Song: Monkeys on the Bed 

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.

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