Monday, October 26, 2015

Enormous Earth: Story Time Letter E

E is for easy, end, elephant, eat, ear, ember, eastern, exit, elk, evergreen, and earth!

For our Letter E story time, we read:

I Will Surprise My Friend, by Mo Willems

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

I Spy With My Little Eye, by Edward Gibbs

The Earth and I, by Frank Asch

We sang our ABCs, in English and in French.

Then we sang Mary Had a Little Lamb

For a felt-board story, we read "The Three Little Pigs".

For craft, we made the Earth!

For snack, we had some juicy apples!

Next week, we're exploring feisty letter F and making flowers!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dangerous, Dancing Dinosaurs! Story Time Letter D

D is for duck, dark, drop, dig, delicious, dangerous, dart, drive, dingo, dollop, and dinosaur!

For our Letter D story time, we read:

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Dinosaur Dig! by Penny Dale

Dinosaur Train, by John Steven Gurney

How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland

The Dinosaur, by Anna Milbourne & Mandy Field

Dini Dinosaur, by Karen Beaumont

Dinosaur Countdown, by Nicholas Oldland

Dinosaur! by Peter Sis

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

We sang:

The Dino-Pokey

You put your claws in,
You take your claws out,
Your put your claws in,
And you scratch 'em all about.
You do the Dino-Pokey and you turn it all around,
That's what it's all about!

Add stompy feet, gnashy teeth, swishy tails, and then put your whole self in! 

5 Dinosaurs (to the tune of 5 Little Ducks)

One dinosaur went out to play
On a bright and sunny day
He had such ENORMOUS fun
That he called another dinosaur to come.
(Call very loud) DI-NO-SAUR!

(Then chant while patting hands on laps) Thump! Thump! Thump! Thump!
Then repeat for 2 dinosaurs, 3 dinosaurs, etc.

Instead, they heard their mother (or father, grandma, etc)
And she was calling "DINNER"
And they all went home for dinner!

After our stories and songs, we played with dinosaurs and dough! 

For snack, we had some delicious apples!

Next week, we're making the Earth!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Colourful, Creative Comics! Story Time Letter C

C is for carrots, crash, car, cricket, clock, cloud, colour, chameleon, coronation, cab, and comics!

We read:

The Very Cranky Bear, by Nick Bland

Chameleon, Chameleon, by Joy Cowley

Cat Secrets, by Jef Czekaj

Cows in the Kitchen, by June Crebbin

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin

Cows to the Rescue, by John Himmelman

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook, by Cathy MacLennan

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by Eric Litwin

Counting Crows, by Kathi Appelt

Cat Tale, by Michael Hall

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, by Kimberly and James Dean

We sang:


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky. 
Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are. 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

For our craft, we made some comic strips!

For snack, we had some scrumptious grapes!

Next week, we're playing with dinosaurs and play-dough!