We’re still having a blast at Story Time here at Union Township. This week our ‘Concept’ was one of my favorites, Getting Dressed. All of our books had to do with clothing, like hats, socks and purple dresses.
Our Ready to Read literacy skill this week was Print Awareness (which is basically learning how to notice the printed word all around us), and our books had some really awesome fonts to help grab the kids attention and pull them into the books. We read:
- New Socks by Bob Shea
- I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
- Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy
- Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
- Socksquatch by Frank W. Dormer
- Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Ms. Garria made us a very cool flannel board based on the book Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around by Claudia Rueda. For our craft we used our die cut machine to make paper dolls with interchangeable outfits.
Since we had talked about colors last week, we played a super fun I-Spy game I remember from my childhood about the clothes that everyone had on AND what colors they were. It goes like this:
Red, red is the color I see
If you’re wearing red, then show it to me!
Stand up, take a bow, turn around
Then sit back down right on the ground!
(Additional colors: blue, black, brown, purple, pink, white)
Of course, we always have our traditional Silly Dance Contest from the CD Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes as well as play time at the end of our craft.
I hope you can join us next time!