Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby/Toddler Lap Time, 4/27/12 (Arbor Day)

I am writing this post days after the fact, so this is probably not the exact story time I presented on Friday. But it's still pretty close. The theme was trees, because it was Arbor Day.

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Rhyme: Blue is the Lake

Book: Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley (1998)
I read this in the Fall and got no real response to it. This time, the kids liked looking at the various patterns for the leaves and the adults got the punchline much more quickly than in October. 

 Song: One Seed by the Laurie Berkner Band

Song: Head and Shoulders

Book: We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow, illustrated by Bob Staake (2010)
This book is kind of sappy, but the illustrations are big and bold. Most of the kids seemed interested.

Rhyme: Chickadee Tree 
This was a new rhyme. The ending got no response, which I sort of expected. I might leave the ending off next time, and just do the three motions for the first three birds.

Song: I'm a Little Teapot 
Book: Hello, Goodbye by David Lloyd, illustrated by Louise Voce (1998)
Flannel Board Song: Here Stands a Robin
I did this with three birds rather than five - and got a much better response.

Song: Chickadee

Song: Mr. Sun

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

Book Spine Poetry: Poem #3

On this last day of National Poetry Month, I present my third and final book spine poem. I think it's the strangest of the three, but oddly enough it's my favorite. Click here for Poem #1 and here for Poem #2.

(Titles are transcribed below.)

On My Honor
Tadpole's Promise
Nothing But the Truth
When You Reach Me 
Tadpole Rex
You Will Be My Friend!

Books Used in this Poem
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown
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