Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Preschool Interactive: Thanksgiving

  • 11-20-13: Run Turkey Run didn't come in time, so we got very wiggly. This is why I don't like holiday-themed storytimes - most of the books tend to be too long (plus the whole read about turkeys and make turkey crafts and then eat them thing is weird).
  • 11-7-12: What with the very gloomy weather (personally I like fog, but I'm in a minority) and the time change, everyone was late! However, I had a lot of older kids because there was no 4k today. Some of the younger kids got very wiggly and had to take leave early, so this storytime really works best for older kids. We didn't read Gobble Gobble.
Dancing time and name tags: "List of Dances" from Jim Gill makes it noisy in Boise, Idaho

Introduction, welcome, and announcements: No programs Thanksgiving, holiday programs.

Early Literacy Theme: Print motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books and reading.

Opening name song: The more we get together

Long story: One is a feast for a mouse by Judy Cox

Movement: Mr. Turkey

Nonfiction: I'm a turkey by Jim Arnosky

Early Literacy Aside: If your child has trouble sitting still for a whole story, try ways to keep their attention, like singing the story, which is what we're going to do in our next story!

Music: I know an old lady who swallowed a pie by Alison Jackson

Short story: Gobble Gobble Crash by Julie Stiegemeyer

Short story: Run turkey run by Diane Mayr
Closing song: Sunny Day

Process art: Feather art

Prep: Feathers, paper plates, glue, crayons

Kids use the feathers and crayons to create a picture on the plates

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

Our early literacy skill was: Print motivation, a child's interest in and enjoyment of books and reading.

You can practice this skill at home by trying different ways of reading a story - sing it, act it out, or have your child look at the pictures and tell you the story.
Our stories, songs and rhymes today included:
One is a feast for a mouse by Judy Cox
I'm a turkey by Jim Arnosky
I know an old lady who swallowed a pie by Alison Jackson
Gobble Gobble Crash by Julie Stiegemeyer
Run Turkey Run by Diane Mayr
More stories and songs to try at home:
Mr. Turkey is a simple rhyming song set to "If you're happy and you know it" Try making up your own rhyming songs to this tune!

If you liked I'm a Turkey by Jim Arnosky, you can sing it! Download the music on www.scholastic.com/Arnosky
Our take home craft is: Turkey puppets
You will need: Glue or tape

Decorate your turkey with the feathers and attach it to the stick. Put on a play or act out a story with your turkey - but don't eat it!

Library events coming soon:
There will be no children's programs November 25-29
The winter reading program, for independent readers, begins December 2

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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