This is week 2 of bugs, as promised last week! I've been thinking more about storytime flow, and trying to use traditional songs, which I think works well. I've got another epic flannel story courtesy of my coworker, and had a really fun book selection too! This was the first time I used an easy … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Slow Snail and Speedy Spider
So much fun planning this one, I had to split it into 2 storytimes! I didn't want to go the traditional Very Hungry Caterpilar Route, so we did some fun different stuff. I actually made my own flannel this week, and it was a pretty good little counting story (Five Little Ants). One piece of … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Bugs!
Even though I forgot the bubblewrap for our craft, everything turned out pretty cute, as you can see below. I'm also super proud that I turned The Rain Puddle into a string story. If I get my act together, I'll try to post a video of it! Boom! Boom! worked excellently when rapped and was so good at … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Rain!
Today was a down week for me, because I was so excited about having higher attendance than usual, but the families decided not to come in for storytime. I have also really enjoyed doing a monthly theme for March (in the garden) to tie together letter learning and STEM. Today's letter was G for green … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Green and Growing
White Rabbit's Color Book made for a fabulous flannel story today! I'm working on expanding my flannel game beyond just 5 Little... or The Mouse is in the ... House. The kiddos legitimately thought I was doing magic tricks, every time I pulled out a different colored bunny! For the craft we used a flannel … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Colors, and Easter storytime
This Thursday, I ventured into some new territory: full-on flannel stories and WeeSing songs from my childhood. Books: Lola Plants a Garden, Planting a Rainbow, The Digger and the Flower I used a big book for Planting a Rainbow, then switched to these killer flannels once the plants started growing and blooming. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgRr9ADDVWC/?taken-by=rowanscience While I did … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Spring Flowers
Books: Do Lions Live on Lily Pads, Hello Door, House in the Night. hon mention: A House is a House for Me, Too Tall Houses Oh my gosh Hello Door is just as much fun as I had hoped it would be! So great at working on prediction and drawing inferences as well. Flannel: Owl … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Houses and Homes
I was inspired by one of my classmates to use her great collaboration ideas to make Kindergarten measurement stations when I visited my local elementary school. The Kinders are learning about animals right now, so this is our tie-in to curriculum, and they'll be practicing with rulers in a few weeks. We read Inch by … Continue reading Library Learning Stations
Y'all, my flannel game has reached new heights this week! Thanks to the lovely templates from Sunflower Storytime, I have the cutest animal valentines cards. Also, I have deeply contemplated closing with the Barney song, so there's a chance I've been abducted by aliens. This week involved a lot of hemming and hawing over books, … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Valentine’s Day for Toddlers
How much do we love trains? After last week's surprise baby storytime, I made sure I had plenty of possibilities! https://www.instagram.com/p/BeqZAychqzS/?taken-by=rowanscience Book 1 What Wheels Do/ Meeow and the Little chairs (baby option) Book 2: I'm Fast Flannel: Clickety Clack, Vehicle Guessing Game Book 3: Dinosaur Train/Freight Train (baby option) As always, I relied heavily … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Trains