- 9-25-13: Second monthly visit from the preschool. This visit went a little better than last week, because the craft lasted longer so we didn't have any arguments about playing with the trains. I had a really big group of additional kids - apparently all the kids from last week had colds or something last time. With the school and families, had about 50 people. We didn't get to On my way to the bath, we spent a long time on Nicola Davies and singing our names [Replaced It's Milking Time, Dragons love tacos, Beach feet]
- 7-11-12: Despite a pounding headache, we all had fun. The spider rhyme didn't work as well as I'd hoped, I think I need to do it several times for the kids to catch on - or maybe use a jumprope? Or throw beanbags "spiders" into the parachute? I cut It's Milking Time a little short and used kids' names for Let's Go Riding in the Car (Carly's going to steer the car, etc.)
Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Welcome Step Ahead, Messy Art tomorrow, We Explore imagination (costumes!) on Friday.
Early Literacy Theme: Print motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books and reading.
Early Literacy Aside: We're going to read all different kinds of stories today - true books, pretend books, and more - to try out some different kinds of books we might like!
Opening name song: The more we get together
Long story: A home for bird by Philip Stead
Movement: Squiggly Fish
Nonfiction: Who's like me? by Nicola Davies
Movement: Let's go riding in the car by Elizabeth Mitchell
Short story: Silly Doggy by Adam Stower
Short story: On my way to the bath by Sarah Maizes
Closing song: Sunny Day
Process art: Collage
Prep: Glue and glue sticks, scissors, scrap/old magazines, recycled card stock
Kids: Cut and glue.
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