Tuesday, December 27, 2016

6 Weeks of Animals - Dragons!

Our fifth story time was a blast of hot air! We learned all about dragons!

Fun "facts" about dragons:
- There are many different kinds of dragons
- Some dragons are said to blow fire, others to blow ice
- A dragon's tooth was believed to be good luck
- In Japanese and Chinese culture, dragons are a sign of good fortune. Dragons are an important symbol in Chinese New Year celebrations
- Komodo dragons consume 80 percent of their body weight in one sitting
- Komodo dragons are excellent swimmers

We read:

Who Wants a Dragon? by James Mayhew

Puff the Magic Dragon, by Peter Yarrow

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight, by Penny Parker Klostermann

Hush Little Dragon, by Boni Ashburn

Waking Dragons, by Jane Yolen

How to Dress a Dragon, by Thelma Lynne Godin

Oh So Brave Dragon, by David Kirk

OH NO, Little Dragon!, by Jim Averbeck

Lovabye Dragon, by Barbara M. Joosse

Dragon Dancing, by Carole Lexa Schaefer

Then we made our craft:

For snack, we had some scrumptious apples. Next up: reindeer!