Monday, December 30, 2013

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Seeing Red

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Stay warm out there!

Our last Star Reader of the Week was Peyton! Congratulations!

Our last Star Reader of 2013 is Barrett! Congratulations!

Our last Book of the Week was "Goodnight iPad", by Ann Droyd, a cute twist on the ever-popular, "Goodnight Moon".

Our last Book of the Week for 2013 is "Seeing Red", by Robert Munsch!

"What is the secret behind Arie's red hair?
Alex is dying to know why Arie's hair is so red. So he asks him if there if there is a secret to it all, or better yet, something he can do to turn his own black hair red?
Soon he's following Arie's good advice and consuming daily doses of tomatoes and ketchup. But when he finds himself drinking hot sauce to, you know, set the colour, Alex starts to suspect that he's being played — and concocts a little plan to turn the tables on Arie's trick, by tempting him with his own recipe for turning red hair black!
Based on a boy named Arie from Montreal, whom Robert Munsch met while on a storytelling tour, Seeing Red celebrates the spirit of good-natured pranks with some over-the-top antics and hilarious imagery, while providing a gentle lesson about accepting who you are and what you've been given." - Scholastic Canada

Stay tuned for our next Star Reader and Book of the Week! 

We hope everyone has a Happy New Year! See you in 2014! 

Friday, December 6, 2013


2’s and 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

Storytime – Welcome Song and Storytime is Starting song.

Song: Hat and whiskers, belt and boots
Hat and whiskers, belt and boots, belt and boots, belt and boots.
Hat and whiskers, belt and boots,

View full imageTwinkling eyes and a cherry red nose.

Song: Old St. Nicholas (sung to the tune of "Old McDonald Had a Farm") (this is a good one to use on a flannel board)
Old St. Nicholas had a tree (form tree with arms) Ho, ho ho ho ho!

And on that tree he had some horns (blow horns) Ho ho ho ho ho
With a toot toot here and a toot toot there
Here a toot There a toot Every where a toot toot
lights-------flash flash

candy canes-------yum-yum
bells---------ring ring

birds------peep peep
stars------twinkle twinkle
snowflakes-------flutter flutter

Song: Rudolph
Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer...... (Hands up like antlers)
Had a very shiny nose.... (Point to nose)
And if you ever saw it... (Woo, woo!)
You would even say it glows....(hands out around face "glowing")
All of the other reindeer...(hands up like antlers)
Used to laugh and call him names...(make "raspberries" with mouth)
They never let poor Rudolph...(boohoo...use hands to wipe tears while saying it)

Join in any reindeer games...(slap legs, clap, hands out, clap)
Then one foggy Christmas eve,
Santa came to say: (we use deep voices now)
Rudolph with your nose so bright, Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
Then all the reindeer ... (hands up for antlers) loved him
as they shouted out with glee... (Rah-rah, ziss-boom-bah!)
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (hands up for antlers)
You'll go down in history!

Song: Reindeer Pokey (Sung to: "The Hokey Pokey")
You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
You put your hooves in....
You put your red nose in....
You put your fluffy tail in...
You put your reindeer body in...

Craft:      Accordion fold Christmas tree
Materials: folded green construction paper Christmas tree with holes punched through center, stir stick, tiny pompoms, ribbon, small decorations, glue, and ribbon.Thread stick through holes, decorate tree. Tie ribbon hanger on top.
Paper Christmas Tree
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