Thursday, January 5, 2023

Storytime: Soup's On - Bedminster Library/Nicole's Special Ed Class/Bedminster School

Featuring soup stories and songs,
incorporating fiction and non-fiction, concepts of alphabet,
emotions, and months of the year
and participatory storytelling of a classic folk tale. 
Lyrics for the songs and other ideas at:
Entrance Music - John Lithgow 

Book: Growing Vegetable Soup – Lois Ehlert (vocabulary, non-fiction concepts of gardening & food prep)
“Piggy Back” Song/Action: This is the Way we… make the Soup (lyrics for this and all other songs below) (reinforces sequencing)

Interactive story with props (pot, puppets, & veggies): Stone Soup  (Participatory storytelling, mentioned old story many variants – I use the Ann McGovern version with old lady and young man - script below)
Song/Action: “Doing the Chocolate Shake” (chocolate soup) – used when needed to get out the wiggles
Song/Flannel:  "Alphabet Soup" by Tom Chapin (reinforces alphabet) 
Book: Mean Soup – Betsy Everitt (how to handle a "bad day" - could also make "Mean Cheerios!")
Song:  "If you are happy and you know it…" .. sad, angry, loving

Book: Monkey Soup – Louis Sachar (child makes her father a special kind of soup to help get him well – silly!)   
Book/Cards/Song: Chicken Soup with Rice – Maurice Sendak, tune by Carole King from “Really Rosie” (concept: the names of the months)
(video version) (the rest of Really Rosie is available online here)

Shaky eggs & animal puppels to song: “Animal Crackers in my Soup” – from John Lithgow’s Farkle & Friends J730 LITH or Joanie Bartels version online.

Other books to consider: Soup Day by Melissa Iwai, Dumpling Soup by Jama Kin Rattigan, Last Stop on Market Street – Matt de la Pena -- grandmother & child travel on a bus to serve at a soup kitchen


Virtual for Nicole's Class:
Book: Growing Vegetable Soup
Book: Stone Soup (Ann McGovern version)
Song with felt board: Alphabet Soup
Book: Mean Soup
Book: Monkey Soup (mentioned author Louis Sacher wrote the "Sideways Stories for Wayside School" series, including "Sideways Arithmetic..." & gave a shout out to Bedtime Math daily online math problem   and books
Song with cards: Chicken Soup with Rice (video version) (the rest of Really Rosie is available online here)

CDPL 1/5/23, Nicole 1/13/23

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