- 2-27-13: Fairly big snow storm last night and I only had 15 people this morning. I abridged Bees and Snails as we read it - we mostly talked about the patterns and shapes. I didn't get the Little Bird flannelboard done, so we talked about patterns in sound and sang Casper Babypants' Loud Bird from Sing Along. The kids were getting restless so I abridged About Birds as well.
- 2-22-12: Big group back again, 45! My soggy day note really didn't work as the weather suddenly changed to sunny. Sigh. Limelight Larry was not as popular as I had hoped, this group was too big for the little pictures I think. Otto the Book Bear was a HUGE hit. I tried a different set up, having the first half of the craft on two tables and the second half on the other two tables, but the group was too big and spread out. Maybe lay out the first part of the craft next time, then come around with the bleeding art tissue paper. [note - at this storytime we made peacocks out of paper plates and tongue depressors and took home rainbow frogs]
Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Messy art club tomorrow, Dr. Seuss Celebration on Friday.
Early Literacy Theme: Narrative Skills, one of the early literacy skills children need in order to learn how to read, is expressive language, including being able to describe things, to tell events in order, and to retell stories. We'll be practicing this skill today in a number of ways, including having everyone participate in the stories.
Opening name song: The more we get together
Long story: Three hens and a peacock by Lester Laminack
Movement: Rain on the green grass
Nonfiction: Bees, snails and peacock tails by Betsy Franco
Movement/Flannelboard: Little bird by Elizabeth Mitchell
Short story: Blue chicken by Deborah Freedman
Short story: About birds by Cathryn Sill
Closing song: Sunny Day
Process art: Decorating wings with patterns.
Prep: Markers, crayons, tape, butterfly wings
Kids decorate wings making patterns especially with tape.
|Bailey colors in her patterns|
|Sound patterns with Loud Bird|
|Hailey and McKenna|
|The twins decorate their wings|
|Tyler works on scribbles|
|Clare shows off her wings|
|Clare and Mia|
Take Home Insert