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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Insects Storytime

This was our second to last storytime. Again, we sat in a circle! Exciting stuff!

Song: Hello, How are You? by Dr. Jean

Then we played a guessing game with the same insects I used later for "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs" by Johnette Downing. I asked basic questions about each insect/critter (is the slug an insect??) and then put them on the felt.

Chorale Reading: I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown. The kids are getting used to following directions and the parents used to reading along with me. Over the summer, we'll read the same book multiple times. Then the children will start memorizing the words and it will be great!

Book on CD: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Weston Woods and Bob Barner

Song: The Bumble Dance on The Bee's Knees CD "We Share the Earth" Because of lower numbers, we were able to use TWO instruments to dance with!

Book with felt pieces: There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs by Johnette Downing - As i read the story, the children took turns placing their insect on the felt. Each child was able to to do two insects.

Book: I Love Bugs! by Philomen Sturges

Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider. We sang it through the "correct" way, then replaced rain with snow, sleet, and jellybeans. Then we replaced the word sun with pizza. Then we sang it with rain and sun, again.

Poem: Oh, Fly on page 6 in Jane Yolen's 'Bug Off! Creepy, Crawly Poems'

We ran out of time for the song Head, Thorax, Abdomen on Johnette Downing's CD "Boogie Woogie Bugs"

Goodbye Songs:
We waved buggy parts instead of human parts yesterday :)

Next week is our final school year storytime. We will have a party complete with treats, freebies, and an activity! We will resume again in June. Remember, the whole family is welcome to attend storytime. If you have an older child that might tag along, we always have books to read and other stuff set aside.

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