Monday, September 23, 2013

PreSchool Storytime: School Daze

Back to School Preschool Storytime
(First library storytime, handout with Every Child Ready to Read 2* literacy skills
-- caregivers probably doing already, "intentional")
 
Open with children or caregiver writing names on board -- Sing "Hello to..., so nice to see you" (print awareness activity)

Song: "Brand New Day" (sign language) from Pick Me Up: Fun Songs for Learning Signs 

Action Song Book: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush – Sophie Fatus & Fred Penner (multicultural getting ready for school)

Book: My Preschool – Anne Rockwell (younger), Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten -- Joseph Slate (older -- ABC emphasis), alternative: Harry & the Dinosaurs Go to School – Ian Whybrow (print motivation – books that relate to your child’s interests)

Flannel: "School Stuff" on  p.206 of A Storytime Year -- Susan Dailey (silly guessing game -- vocabulary & narrative skills-shared storytelling, letter knowledge)

Song/Poster: ABC song

Book: Minerva Louise at School – Minerva Stoeke (booktalked series)

Singable Book: Mary Had a Little Lamb – Sarah Joseph Hale photographs by Bruce McMillan (nice version -- features a black girl in the photos)

Guessing Game Book: Mouse Views – Bruce MacMillan

Singable Book: Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush – Will Hillenbrand (overcoming 1st day nerves)

DVD: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (letter knowledge) on PPR DVD “Sing-along Stories”
Song/Actions: The Wheels on the Bus (or can use Paul O. Zelinsky pop-up version)
 
 
Alternates: Song: (toothbrush): When You Wake up in the Morning
Books: If You Take a Mouse to School – Laura Numeroff, Cleversticks – Bernard Ashley
Singable Book : The Little School Bus -- Carol Roth

Monsters Love School -- Mike Austin (2014)

The Tiger Tail by Mike Boldt – child wakes up with a tail on the first day of school – accepting differences.

*I also still point out ECRRI skills -- print motivation, etc. as well as the fun-based ECRR2 ones.

 
9.13, 9.14

2014 options: Chu Chu's First Day at School -- Neil Gaiman Other children seem to be able to do things Chu can't --until his giant sneeze.  First Day at Zoo School -- Sarah Dillard Confident Amanda the Panda and Anxious Alligator turn out to have just what the other needs to be friends.

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