January 26th, 2016
The Books We Read:Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope VestergaardGo!Go!Go! Stop! by Charise HarperWhat Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Dotlich
Songs & Activities:Walking Song Walking, walking, walking, walking;Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!Running, running, running! Running, running, running!Now we STOP!
Also:Tiptoe, tiptoe...Marching, marching...
Craft—Bulldozer Shapes Collage:
The kids experimented with all the materials we put out...tissue and construction paper, scissors, glue, and cotton balls. No two dozers were alike by the end!
February 19th, 2019
The Books We Read:Snowmen at Night by Caralyn BuehnerOver and Under the Snow by Kate MessnerAll You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
Songs & Activities:We Clap and Say HelloWe clap and say "hello!"We clap and say "hello!"With our friends at storytime,We clap and say "hello!"
We [fill in action--stomp, spin, jump, hop] and say "hello!"
My Chubby Little SnowmanMy chubby little snowman, had a button nose.When along came a bunny, and what do you suppose?That chubby little bunny was searching for some lunch;And he ate my snowman's nose: nibble, nibble, crunch!
Snowflake DanceSnowflakes, snowflakes all around; in the air and on the ground.Some are big and some are small. Roll them into a snowball.When the sun comes out to play, all the snowflakes melt away.
Craft—Puffy Paint Snow Scenes
Kids had fun creating snowy collages with homemade puffy paintand items such as yarn and buttons.
February 3, 2015
The Books We Read:Planes Fly by George LyonTruck Stop by Ann RockwellA Train Goes Clickety Clack by Jonathan London
Songs & Activities:Airplane Up, Airplane DownThe airplane has great big wings (hold arms out)and its propeller really sings (make circular motion and propeller sounds)The plane goes up (stretch arms up)The plane goes down (put arms down)The plan goes flying all around (fly around room)
Wheels on the Bus
Hurry, Hurry, Drive the FiretruckHurry, hurry, drive the firetruck (3x)Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding
Verses:Hurry, hurry, turn the corner (3x)...Hury, hurry, climb the ladder (3x)...Hurry, hurry, spray the water (3x)...Slowly, slowly back to the station (3x)
This was a great project! The kids picked out different colors for their train parts and experimented with how basic shapes can be combined to create something recognizable.
January 29th, 2019
The Books We Read:Rattletrap Car by Phyllis RootSupertruck by Stephen SavageGo!Go!Go!Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper
Walking SongWalking, walking, walking, walking.Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop.Running, running, running, running, running, running.Now we STOP! Now we STOP!
2nd verse: Substitute "Tiptoe" for "Walking"
3rd verse: Substitute "Marching" for "Walking"
This was process art at its best! We put out scissors, glue, pre-cut shapes, paper, cotton balls, and crayons, and the kids created collages of "things that go."