Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Preschool Interactive: Colors

  • 10-9-13: Kind of ironic that I invited the preschool to join us b/c of dropping numbers...and now I'm getting big numbers. 36 people today! We didn't read Go Go Grapes or do Hop little bunnies - our flannelboards took up a lot of time. [Replaced Crafty Chloe, Pass it on]
  • 6-13-12: Very chaotic beginning to the summer session, but lots of new people came and had positive responses. Did have some people who left halfway through - always worrying, wondering if they got bored or had to be somewhere, or thought the program was something else...Anyways. Two kids were scared of Hop Hop little bunnies - first time that ever happened, but I toned it down in the repeats and it was ok. Pass it on passed over the heads of the younger kids but a couple older siblings giggled through the whole thing. And my flannelboard of colors was too hard to put up - I need to attach the letters to bigger pieces of flannel so I don't have to fiddle with them.
Dancing time and name tags: "List of dances" from Jim Gill makes it noisy in Boise Idaho

Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Messy Art snake painting, family game night, We Explore block party

Early Literacy Theme: Letter Knowledge is knowing that the same letter can look different, that letters have names, and that letters are related to sounds.

Opening name song: The more we get together

Early Literacy Aside: We are going to practice recognizing letters and colors today at the same time! In our next story, Baby Bear sees many different colors and we're going to spell them out on the flannelboard

Long story/Flannelboard: Baby Bear sees blue by Ashley Wolff

Movement: Five Eggs and Five Eggs

Nonfiction: Go Go Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre

Movement: Hop Little Bunnies

Short story/Flannelboard: One little blueberry by Tammi Salzano

Short story: Monsters love colors by Mike Austin

Closing song: Sunny Day

Process art: Painting

Supplies: Paper, paint, brushes, water, aprons, baby wipes

Prep: Lay everything out!

Kids: Paint!

Take Home Insert
Thank you for attending today's Preschool Interactive!

Our early literacy skill was: Letter Knowledge, which is knowing that the same letter can look different, that letters have names and are related to sounds.

You can practice this skill at home by looking for and identifying the letters you see every day on signs, in the grocery store, and at home.

Our stories today included:
Go Go Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre
Baby Bear sees blue by Ashley Wolff
Monsters love colors by Mike Austin
One little blueberry by Tammi Salzano
Hop Hop Little Bunnies
Five eggs and five eggs

Look for more books that emphasize colors in the concept books, located next to the Duplo table.

If you like Ashley Wolff's Baby Bear Sees Blue, it's inspired by the classic Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. Check out some classic favorites!

You can sing "Hop little bunnies" with a wide variety of animals. Just look at utube for many simple versions of this favorite song!

Our take home craft is: Color Books

You will need: Paintbrush, water, staples or tape, drawing materials
Lay the bleeding art tissue paper on your white construction paper. Paint over it with water. The tissue paper will bleed color into the white paper. Try layering the different colors! Let it dry, then write the colors you've made or draw a colorful story on top of your painted backgrounds. Staple or tape the squares into a book.

Library events coming soon:
October 10, 3:30-5pm, Messy Art Club: Snake Painting
October 10, 6:30pm, Family Game Night
October 11, 10am, We Explore block party (government center)

For more library events, new books, and more, check out our website at www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us, join us on Facebook, or talk to a librarian. Please let me know if you have suggestions or questions!

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian
jwharton@elkhorn.lib.wi.us, 262-723-2678 ext. 14

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