Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Preschool Interactive: Rain Showers

  • Program Goals
    • Model early literacy skills through stories and art
    • Offer a program at a new time (early afternoon) to meet the needs of 4K students
    • Learn about weather
    • Attendance: 15
  • Evaluation
    • 3-25-15
      • Attendance: 6
      • Feedback/Connections
      • Notes: Basically nobody came. One kid at 5 minutes past starting time who wasn't in a mood for stories so I just started her on the craft, then was joined later by another, and much later by a third. I don't think the afternoon time is going to work out ultimately.
    • 4-24-13
      • Attendance: 18 people (not counting the visiting preschoolers)
      • Feedback/Connections: I think some of them were annoyed that I had the school there, but it was only 11 kids and they were very well-behaved. 
      • Notes While it's not practical for our space to have 70 people at storytime, it's not practical for my time to consistently have less than 20 and I may have to consider other options next year if our numbers continue to drop. Too many 3s and 4s are going to school now for a morning storytime for this age group to be successful.
    • 5-2-12: I still felt sick, but this went really well. We talked about the weather (thunder and lightning) and the hatching chicks. 
Dancing time and name tags: "Boots" by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito
Opening name song: The more we get together

Long story: Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

Movement: Rain on the green grass

Early Literacy Aside: This story is about the different places animals live. There are often new words in nonfiction/true books that help build vocabulary.

Nonfiction: When rain falls by Melissa Stewart

Movement: Little Brown Seed/Five little Flowers

Short stories:

  • Waiting out the storm by Joann Macken
  • Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie Swenson
  • Rain by Linda Ashman

Closing song: Sunny Day

Process art: Bleeding art tissue paper painting

Prep: Die cut cardboard boats (leftovers from another project), paper plates, bleeding art tissue, paint brushes, water

Kids paint water/rain scenes on and around the boats

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