Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PreSchool Storytime: Apples

PreSchool Storytime Ages 2-6 with a focus on numeracy, the life cycle of an apple tree, also incorporates  animal names & animal noises, sign language, and oral storytelling. 
Open with Sign Language Song: “Let’s Take a Little Walk” from “Pick Me Up: Fun Songs for Learning Signs” track 15

Storytelling:  Little Red House (oral storytelling – listening and repetition -- lots of versions, here’s one: http://www.missbsclassroom.com/thinking-story-the-little-red-house-with-no-doors-and-no-windows/
flannel pieces optional, need real apple and knife for the “star” reveal)

Song: Apple Song (Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider, source unknown) 
                Once a little apple seed was planted in the ground.
                Down came the rain, falling all around.
                Out came the sun as bright as bright could be
                And the little seed grew up to be an apple tree.

Book: One Red Apple – Harriet Ziefert (younger) or The Terrible Plop -- Ursula Dubosarsky (older)

Glove: Five Red Apples (younger, use numeral cards to reinforce number concepts)(source unknown)
                Five red apples hanging in a tree
                The juiciest apples you ever did see.
                The wind came by and gave an angry frown
                And one little apple came tumbling down…

Gloves: "1 little 2 little 3 little Apples" (from “Cindy” on Perpetual Preschool, to the tune: “1 little 2 little 3 little Indians”)  (older)
                1 little 2 little 3 little apples,
                4 little 5 little 6 little apples,
                7 little 8 little 9 little apples, 10 apples on my tree.
                                Munch little, munch little, munch little apples
                                Crunch little, crunch little, crunch little apples
                                Bunch of little, bunch of little, bunch of little apples,
                                Good for you and me!

Action: Apple Tree Apple Tree Turn Around (source unknown)
                Apple tree turn around; (turn)
                Apple tree touch the ground. (bend)
                See it swaying in the air; (stand swaying arms)
                Apples apples everywhere! (extend arms)
                Apple tree turn around
                Apple tree touch the ground.

Book: The Apple Pie Tree -- Zoe Hall (non-fiction elements, life cycle of an apple tree) or Fall Apples: Crisp & Juicy 634.11 Rustad

Action: Apple Pie chant (suit actions to words)

Chorus:  Apple, apple  (slap legs twice, then clap hands twice in rhythm)  Apple Pie!

First you need apples
So you pick them, pick them  chorus
    Put them in the sink
    And you wash them, wash them chorus
 Then you take the apples
 And you cut them, cut them chorus
   Next you roll the crust
   & you roll it, you roll it chorus
 Drape it in the pan
& you pinch it, you pinch it chorus
    Take some cinnamon sugar
    And sprinkle it, sprinkle it chorus
Put it in the oven
& you bake it, you bake it chorus
   Take it out of the oven
   & you smell it, you smell it chorus
Take out your knife
& you slice it, you slice it chorus
   Take some ice cream
   & you scoop it, you scoop it chorus
 Then you take the pie
 And eat it, eat it!! Chorus

Singable Book: Ten Red Apples – Pat Hutchins (numeracy: 1-10 numerals, one-to-one correspondence, subtraction, animal identification, animal sounds)

Flannel Song: A Wiggly Worm (Tune: Boom! Boom! Ain’t it Great to be Crazy!)

                Chorus: Yum! Yum! Don’t you know I love apples?
                                Yum! Yum! Don’t you know I love apples?
                                Red and Green and yellow, too…
                                Yum! Yum! Don’t you know I love apples?

                Way up high in an apple tree, I saw two eyes look at me.
                I reached for an apple, it started to squirm…oops! I found a wiggly worm!  Chorus

                That wiggly worm is a friend of mine.  We eat apples all the time.
                 I let him crawl back to that tree… hey!  That worm is looking at me!  Chorus

After hand stamping: Song: Apples & Bananas – Raffi (phonemic awareness)

Additional book possibilities:  10 Apples Up on Top -- Dr. Seuss,  How to make an apple pie & see the world -- Marjorie Priceman (age 5+),   10 Red Apples – Virginia Barthalamew (younger).  A wonderful book for Kindergarten and up: One Green Apple - Eve Bunting (age 5& up,  Beautiful story about a young newly-arrived immigrant named Fatah who gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks on a school field trip perfectly complements the other students' red apples.)

Miss Tara's blog has some other great ideas! http://storytimewithmisstara.blogspot.com/2012/10/wiggle-worms-10-2-12.html


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