Things That Go!

February 3, 2015

The Books We Read:
Planes Fly by George Lyon
Truck Stop  by Ann Rockwell
A Train Goes Clickety Clack  by Jonathan London

Songs & Activities:
Airplane Up, Airplane Down
The airplane has great big wings (hold arms out)
and its propeller really sings (make circular motion and propeller sounds)
The plane goes up (stretch arms up)
The plane goes down (put arms down)
The plan goes flying all around (fly around room)

Wheels on the Bus

Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck
Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck (3x)
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner (3x)...
Hury, hurry, climb the ladder (3x)...
Hurry, hurry, spray the water (3x)...
Slowly, slowly back to the station (3x)

Craft—Shapes Train:


This was a great project! The kids picked out different colors for their train parts and experimented with how basic shapes can be combined to create something recognizable.

Silly Stories!

January 27, 2015

What We Read:

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  by Mo Willems
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?  by Susan Shea

Songs & Activities:
Shake My Sillies Out
I'm going to shake, shake, shake my sillies out (repeat 3x)
and wiggle my waggles away.

I'm going to:
... clap, clap, clap my crazies out..
... jump, jump, jump my jiggles out..
...yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out...
Credit: Raffi

Bubblegum Song
My mom gave me a penny, she told me to buy a henny,
but I didn't buy a henny--instead, I bought bubblegum!

Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.
Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.

My mom gave me a nickel, she told me to buy a pickle...
My mom gave me a dime, she told me to buy a lime...
My mom gave me a quarter to buy some seltzer water...

Craft—The Pigeon:


The kids assembled their Mo Willems' pigeons, then visited the "Glitter Station" to add sparkle and feathers!


January 6, 2015

What We Read:

Alex and Lulu by Lorena Siminovich
Cats are Cats by Valeri Gorbachev
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake  by Laura Numeroff

Songs & Activities:
I'm a Little Kitty Cat
Sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little kitty cat nice and sweet.
Here are my whiskers, here are my feet.
When I go out hunting, mice beware...
Or you just might get a SCARE!
Credit: Jbrary

Hickory Dickory Dock

Craft--Cat Cut-outs:


Cat Parade!


January 12, 2015

What We Read:

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Little Owl's Orange Scarf  by Tatyana Feeney
Little Owl Lost  by Chris Haughton

Songs & Activities:
Skip to My Lou, My Birdie
Owl in the tree says "hoo hoo hoo"
Robin in the nest says "tweet tweet tweet"
Duck in the pond says "quack quack quack"
Rooster in the yard says "cockadoodledoo!"

Two Little Owls (Fingerplay)
Two little owls, burrowed in the hill, one named Jack, one named Jill.
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!  Come back, Jack!  Come back, Jill!
Two little owls, hunting in the snow, one named Fast, one named Slow...
Two little owls, feeling very proud, one named Quiet, one named Loud...
Credit: Jbrary

Five Hoot Owls (Fingerplay)
Five little hoot owls sitting in a tree, one flew away, how many do you see?
[Repeat, counting down to NONE.]

Craft--Paper Owls: