The Plan-I have a new opening rhyme I tried! This rhyme is by an unknown author. When I read this rhyme for the first time, I sang it in my head loosely to the tune of Merry Old Land of Oz (Wizard of Oz) and it stuck, so that's my tune.
Touch Your Nose
Touch your nose. Touch your chin. That's the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes. Touch your knees. Now pretend you're going to sneeze (A-choo!).
Touch your hair. Touch one ear. Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbow where it ends. That's the way this touch game ends.
|Woolbur- Leslie Helakoski|
|The Great Sheep Shenanigans - Peter Bentley|
Peppered in between the books were our nursery rhyme felts. If you missed my Flannel Friday post, click here for more about my Nursery Rhyme Sheep
With this set, I was able to do Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Bo Peep, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
|Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep - Teri Sloat|
|Sheep in a Jeep- Nancy Shaw|
My craft was based on Shannon's Book Nook Blog. She did something very similar, but I used A to Z Teacher Stuff Tools to create the bottom line of the sheet. I left out the 'ee' in both words so the preschoolers could write that in and practice that sound with their parent. My craft has little detail because I do not want the children to copy me.
Overall SUCCESS! The kids loved the theme and sat perfectly for all 4 stories. We ran almost 10 minutes over but they still wanted more. Now I am ready to launch into our fall, then holiday story times. It's going to be a busy fall!