- This is my last visit before the summer and happily they are doing frogs next week and I have a great frog storytime! We talked a little about going to summer school and kindergarten and where I'll see them next year, then segued into storytime via my green shoes (they're a prop!). We read Wide-Mouthed Frog, Frog Song, Jump! (I got the kids to jump while I sat and read the story which was really good), Albert the Alligator and Red-Eyed Tree Frog. I think I might have read Frog and Fly but I don't think I did Biggest thing in the world. Can't really remember at this point. I had to be back asap to go on the desk.
5-16-13: 4K Classes at the Learning Curve
- First class we read Wide-Mouthed Frog, then one of the kids said he wanted to be an alligator, so that segued nicely into Albert the Alligator. Then we read Frog Song and we did Jump! although I didn't get them into the right formation before we started so it didn't work out quite as well as before. We also read Ribbit! and No Bath! No Cake! which I told them I was testing on them. They kind of got it and they said they liked it, but I think they mainly liked yelling "they're naked!" when the pirates were down to undies for their bath. We did Biggest thing in the world but I didn't feel that it went as smoothly as I could have hoped and I read Frog and Fly
- Second class was a hoot. You never know with this group...First we read Wide-Mouthed Frog, then we did Jump! and it worked perfectly. I told them our next story was going to be about animal that said "ribbit" and they all yelled frog, then I whipped out Ribbit and one little girl looks at me and says "awkward!" so they all said "awkward!" throughout the rest of the story. I also read No Bath! No Cake!, Red-Eyed Tree Frog and Frog and Fly and we did Albert the Alligator (they wanted several encores) and Biggest thing in the world which went very well. We talked about where they were going to school (one boy informed me that when he went to kindergarten he was going to grow mustache) and after hugs and high-fives all around said goodbye.
I didn't visit Tibbets this week - they have some kind of music rehearsals. That was fine by me, since I am busy and I'll be seeing all the classes in a few weeks anyways. I will be visiting all three kindergarten classes there next year.
- Jump! by Scott Fischer
- Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner (pop-up)
- Frog song by Brenda Guiberson
- Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack
- Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
- Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira
- No Bath! No Cake! by Matthias Weinert