Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pre-K/K Class Visit, 5/3/12

I had to move this group's monthly visit from the third Thursday of the month, since that will be the first day of my wedding/honeymoon vacation.  This meant I had not yet come up with my repertoire for May class visits, so I wound up scrambling a bit this morning to choose books I had not just read to them two weeks ago. I think in the end it was a really good mix - the kids laughed a lot, which is usually a great sign.

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Song: If You'd Like to Read a Book 

Book: Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (2011)
I had never read this aloud before, and even though I've read it a few times to myself, I found the handwritten font really difficult to read. The kids loved it, though, and went crazy when they realized Floyd could have used both the ladder and the saw to rescue everyone from the tree. (I reviewed this book in February.)

Rhyme: Blue is the Lake
I am pretty sure the teachers have been doing this rhyme at school because the kids knew every word, and I've only done it with them twice.

Book: Ninety-Three in My Family by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Mike Lester (2006)
The concept of having ninety-three family members was hilarious for this group. One little boy announced at the end, "I liked that!" which completely warmed my heart.

Song: Shake My Sillies Out

Book: Hen Hears Gossip by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Joung Un Kim
They didn't quite get the message of this story, but they liked the silliness of it. The ending doesn't really match the rest of the book, but they still liked it overall.

Song: These Are My Glasses by the Laurie Berkner Band
This group loves this song. I almost can't explain it. They groan when it's time to stop singing, no matter how many times we repeat it!

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

6 Fashion Books for Tweens & Teens

Zibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy ExperimentZibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment
by Alison Bell
Zibby, who has always been a tomboy is taken by surprise when all the other girls in her sixth-grade class start getting into clothes, makeup, and hairstyles
Blowout (Hello, Gorgeous!, #1)Blowout
by Taylor Morris
When Mickey gets a job at her mother's high-end hair salon, she suddenly finds herself stealing for popular girls and losing touch with her best guy friend, Jonah.
Prep Cool (Cinderella Cleaners, #2)Prep Cool 
by Maya Gold
In this second Cinderella Cleaners book, Diana risks getting into trouble with her dad to dress up as a rich kid and sneak into a prep school where her best friend accidentally lost her phone.
Fashion KittyFashion Kitty
by Charise Mericle Harper
Most of the time, Kiki Kittie is just your average cat,  but when a fashion crisis arises, she becomes Fashion Kitty and swoops in to save the day!
King of the ScrewupsKing of the Screwups
by K.L. Going
After Liam is kicked out of his house, he moves in with his cross-dressing uncle, known as "Aunt" Pete, and slowly realizes his own talent and eye for fashion.
Ditched: A Love StoryDitched
by Robin Mellom
After she is inexplicably abandoned on Prom night, Justina uses the stains on her ruined dress to help her sort out what happened and how to fix it.
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