- 2-26-14: Small group - it's freezing and windy - but a core group of very attentive kids. I almost didn't read to the end of the plan, but reminded myself that it's ok if some kids wander out, the rest are listening (even if that's only...um...6)
- 11-14-12: This was a really, really good storytime. We had a large group (most of them late, but that doesn't really bother me and lots of them are coming from gym time). The kids sat through all the stories and several people remarked on how much they loved the craft. A good reminder that it doesn't have to be fancy to be good!
Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Mad Scientists tomorrow, Dr. Seuss on Friday
Opening name song: The more we get together
Long story: A house in the woods by Inga Moore
Early Literacy Aside: Rhymes and poetry are a good way to learn to hear the small sounds in words. In addition to rhyming picture books, you can find whole books of poetry back in the nonfiction area!
Movement/Flannelboard: There was a little turtle by Vachel Lindsay
Nonfiction: The very best bed by Rebekah Raye
Movement/Flannelboard: Two little blackbirds
Short story: Who's that scratching at my door by Amanda Leslie
Short story: Too tall houses by Gianna Marino
Closing song: Sunny Day
Process art: Build houses with shapes from Storytime Katie
Prep: Markers, crayons, glue, cut squares and triangles
Kids glue and decorate the paper to make houses
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