May 20, 2013 - Last Day of Library
Read aloud 7 Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy and The Great White Man-Eating Shark- Video - The Margaret Mahy Video Library

May 13, 2013
Imaginative Play Library Sparks November 2008 - Explain - Imaginative Play Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks Not a Box by Antoinette Portis Hey You - Hey Me - Chant/Movement by Rob Reid - Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees by Coyle - If You Were - Listening/Creative Dramatics by Rob Reid Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis THIS WAS GREAT!!!

May 6, 2013
Super Kids - Shake and Shout - Rob Reid p. 83
Picture Book - Mo and Jo - fighting together forever = a toon book
Picture Book - Superhero Joe by Weitzman
Picture Book - Timothy and the Strong Pajamas
Amazing Adventures of Bumble Bee Boy
Movement Activity - I'm a Super Hero - p. 83
Closing Book - Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod (HA)



April 29, 2013

No library class, only checkouts - new system

April 22, 2013
1. Read aloud - Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Rosenthal - have students use hands to quack like a duck or hope like a rabbit - cover up the title - ask the students what the book is going to be about

2. Movement activity - Have a waddle like a duck race

3. Read aloud - Guji Gji by Chih-Yuan Chen

4. Read aloud - My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann - at end of story have kids devise an idea for the two of them to get down

5. Dance - Bunny Hop - borrow CD from public library

April 15, 2013
Max's Words by Kate Banks and Max's Castle by Kate Banks (Banton) and Max's Dragon (Rushmer) - next year - do this again - but give kids bags of words - just words in different fonts cut up



April 8, 2013
Starring Baby Bear - Rob reid
Source: April 2008 Library Sparks

Opening Song - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Literacy in Motion - The Learning Station, 2005 (PL)
Picture Book - A Chair for Baby Bear by Kaye Umansky
Picture Book - The Bear in the Book by Kate Banks
Picture book Baby Bear's Chairs by Jane Yolen
Finger Play - author unknown - source Rob Reid
Five bear cubs were peeking from their cave (hold up both hands. hide right fist behind left hand)
The first one said "C'mon we're brave" (hold up thumb which is peeking over the top of the left hand)
The second one said "Let's see what's outside" (add pointer finger)
The third one said "I'd rather stay and hide" (add middle finger)
The fourth one said "Our mama will be mad" (add ring finger)(
The fifth one said "Nah, she'll be proud and glad" (add pinkie finger)
Then "GRRR" went Mama Bear seeing her cubs outside
And the five bear cubs scrambled back inside (wiggle all five fingers and then hide them once again behind right fist)
Picture Book - Baby Bear Baby Bear What do you see? by Bill Marin, JR.

April 1, 2013 - Easter Vacation

March 25, 2013 - Pigs
Otis by Janie Bynum
Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
Happy Pig Day by Mo Willema
Ending Book - Piggy Bunny By Rachel Vail - this is an Easter book


March 18, 2013
ABC Order Books Worksheet - p. 22 Complete Library Skills K-2 - connect the dots 1. ABC order - Read book on alphabet -Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray 2. Talk about last names - how each of us has a first and last name 3. All books in library have a special place - in abc order by author's last name 4. Go through laminated book covers based on p. 23 of Complete Library Skills K-2 5. Instructions for worksheet - write first and last name on worksheet - in your last name circle the first letter of your last name - OK if don't know last name to just write first letter or so 6. Turn in worksheet - choose book - 7. If extra time - read another story Miss Spider's ABC 8. As we line up - do it in ABC order by last name

March 11, 2013- Animal Escapades - Library Sparks April 2013
Opening Book - What to Do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot by Michelle Robinson (ILL)
It's A Tiger by David LaRochelle
If You're Hoppy by April Sayre (ILL)
A Dog is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan (ILL)
Lion's Lunch by Fiona Tierney

March 4, 2013
From Rob Reid's What's Black and White and Reid All Over?
Pet Shop
Opening Poem - What's in a Name by Linda Ashman from Stella, Unleashed
Book - That Pesky Rat
Poem - What Your Dog Might be Thinking
Book The Birthday Pet
Musical Activity - Pets - see lesson file - song - tune Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Poems - What your cat might be thinking, What your hamster might be thinking from What's the Weather Inside by Karma Wilson
Book - Billy Twitters and his blue whale problem by Mac Marnett
Musical WHALE by Reid
Book - Children Make Terrible Pets
Closing Poem - The Things I love from Stella Unleashed


February 25, 2013
Sweet Tooth
Source: Rob Reid's Storytime Slam
Read aloud - Little Pea by Amy Rosenthal
Poem - Send My Spinach by Doublas Florian from Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes edited by Neil Philip
More Pies by Robert Munsch
The Chocolate Chant - p. 60 Storytime Slam Read aloud -
Poem - Cake Mistake by Doublas florian from Hot Potato
If extra time - read MMM Cookies by Robert Munsch


February 18, 2013 - Farms

Read aloud - Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

Read Aloud - It's milking time / by Phyllis Alsdurf ; illustrations by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher.
HERE IS THE BARN
Similar to the fingerplay, ”Here is the church, Here is the steeple”.

Here is the barn (Make a barn by interlacing fingers of two hands inside palm of hands)
Open it wide.
Let’s go inside where the animals hide.
Here are the horses, here are the cows.
They’re eating their dinner and drinking right now.
They’ll stay here till night turns into day.
When we open the doors, they’ll all mosey away.
Out in the pasture, they’ll eat grass and hay.
The cows will moo softly, the horses will neigh.
Read Aloud - My farm friends / Wendell Minor.
December 10 - Naughty or Nice - Rob Reid - From What's Black and White and Reid All Over?





February 22, 2013 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday
Ask what children already know about Abraham Lincoln
Read aloud - Abraham Lincoln Crosses A Creek by Deborah Hopkinson
Ask students to retell
Read aloud -Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
Ask students to retell


February 4, 2013
The Amazing Talent Show
Storytime by Rob Reid - Library Sparks 2012
Opening Picture book - Zoozical by Judie Sierra
Musical Activity The Zoo Hokey Pokey
Picture Book - Public Library Katy Duck is a Caterpillar
Musical Activity - Little Arabella Miller
Picture Book Alexander Anteater's Amazing Act

January 28, 2013 - Book Fair

January 21, 2013 - Book Fair Video

January 14, 2013 - Book Fair Preview

Read aloud books that are coming to the book fair

January 7, 2013
Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful
Snow (organization)/ Uri Shulevitz.
Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli
The Bundle Up Dance by Rob Reid
Snow Day for Mouse by Judy Cox
Kids in Motion - The Freeze - - dance any way you want - but be sure to listen for THE FREEZE - did not plan ahead to get this from library this year
Totally Polar by Marty Crisp

December 17, 2012 - Christmas Traditions
Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree. by Robert Barry
How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
A Charlie Brown Christmas / Peanuts characters created and drawn by Charles M. Schulz ; text adapted by Diane Namm ; background illustrations by Art and Kim Ellis.

December 10, 2012
Naughty or Nice Rob - kind of like Reid Black and White- maybe use if close to Christmas? ( scanned in 5K lesson files)
Read Aloud Christmas Tree - explain and give to teacher
Opening Book Oh No George by Chris Haughton
Picture book The Unruly Queen
Movement - No no no no yes yes yes yes by Reid
Picture book: That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell

Closing Musical Little Bunny Foo Foo

December 3, 2012 - Read aloud for CZ -
Read aloud assorted top choices for CZ Award
Sleep like a tiger
Logue, Mary

Houghton Mifflin

The Bear in the book
Banks, Kate

Farrar Straus
This is not my hat
Jon Klassen

Candlewick

November 26, 2012 - Families
Read Aloud - Adoptive Families - Wild About You by Judy Sierra
Read Aloud - Multicultural Families - Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn
Read Aloud - Mothers Bearcub and Mama / written by Sharon Jennings ; illustrated by Mélanie Watt.
Read Aloud - Fathers The daddy mountain / Jules Feiffer.

November 12, 2012 - Sometimes I'm Lonely

Read Aloud:
Jeremy Draws a Monstery by Peter McCarty
Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby
Larf by Ashley Spires
The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest

November 5, 2012 - Tigers- Charlotte Zolotow and Retelling
Oh No by Candace Fleming- retell
It's A Tiger by David LaRochelle - retell
Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen - retell

October 29, 2012 - Halloween
Annie Was Warned by Jarrett Krosoczka - model retell
Alpha Oops H is for Halloween by Althea Kontis
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

October 22, 2012
Cumulative Stories
Stella Louella's Runaway Book by Lisa Ernst
The Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant (ILL)

Model and have children retell stories

October 15, 2012
Humorous Stories
Read Aloud for CZ - Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda
Read Aloud for CZ Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Read Aloud - Loopy Coopy Hens by Janet Stoecke

Model retell after each story - main characters, setting, problem/conflict, actions/main events, resolution
Extra time at end - Banton - Nothing Like a Puffin

October 8, 2012 - Family
Read Aloud for CZ - Mooshka A Quilty Story by Julie Paschkis
Read Aloud for CZ - When Dad's Don't Grow up by Marjorie Parker
Fingerplay

Families
Some families are large. (spread arms out wide)
Some families are small (bring arms close together)
But I love my family (cross arms over chest) best of all!

Martha in the Middle by Jan Fearnley
Another Brother by Matthew Cordell - for CZ??

October 1, 2012 Friends
Read Aloud - Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Read Scary Mary By Paul Bowles
Read Aloud - Flabbersmashed about You by Rachel Vail (CZ) (HA)
Song
Sung to: "If you're happy and you know it"
If you're friendly and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you're friendly and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you're friendly and you know it,
and you really want to show it,
If you're friendly and you know it,
clap your hands!
Read Aloud A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker (HA)
If Time - Read aloud The Gift Box by Rohan Henry

September 24, 2012
Seasons
Review Routines
1. Ask kids - what season are we just starting? Autumn/Fall - Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson (ILL)
2. Ask kids - what season comes next? Winter - Read Aloud - Sleep Big Bear, Sleep! by Maureen Wright
3. Spring - Read And then it's Spring by Julie Fogliano- for CZ award consideration
4. Next? Summer Read Aloud Blackout by John Rocco (ILL)

September 17, 2012
Review library rules, etc.
Mrs. Flagg from the public library is here - to talk about signing up for your very own library card.

September 10, 2012
What is a Library?
Introduction - my name - explain what a library is - two different kinds - one called the public library - go there with your parents or family - this is a school library - choose books from tables - need to bring books back every Monday - sit down in rows
Sometimes My Hands......rhyme - to get ready

Today - read stories about libraries

1. Listen to a song - Read a Book to Me by Tom Pease (recorded on I'm Gonna Reach) borrowed from public library - after song - that's what we're always going to do in the library - read a book!
2. Read Aloud Library Lily / Gillian Shields ; illustrated by Francesca Chessa.
3. Discuss - what did Lily like to do? What did Milly like to do? What did they do together?
4. Read aloud The library doors / Toni Buzzeo ; pictures by Nadine Bernard Westcott - have kids participate in repetitive phrases
5. Discuss using indoor voices- quiet voices - and listening
6. Read aloud Bats at the library / by Brian Lies.

Show students magnet and letter home for mom and dad. Explain - take time to look at the books on the tables - choose a book that you think you would like - try to read about something new to you!

Give teacher magnet and letters to go home and e-library book letter

CCSS RL.K.10 - Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.


Next year
Pet Shop
Opening Poem - What's in a Name by Linda Ashman from Stella, Unleashed
Book - That Pesky Rat
Poem - What Your Dog Might be Thinking
Book The Birthday Pet
Musical Activity - How Much is that Turtle in the Window
Poems - What your cat might be thinking, What your hamster might be thinking from What's the Weather Inside by Karma Wilson
Book - Billy Twitters and his blue whale problem by Mac Marnett
Musical WHALE by Reid
Book - Children Make Terrible Pets
Closing Pem - The Things I love from Stella Unleashed

Moo Ha-Ha from What's Black and White by Rob Reid
Opening Joke - Knock Knock Joke 2 from Amazing Cows by Boynton
Picture Book - A Birthday for Cowy
Call and Respons chant - Day one at Cow camp
Fingerplay A Cow has a Horn by Reid
Picture Book Everywhere the Cow Says Moo
Closing Book - Kissing Cow by Phyllis Root
Naughty or Nice Rob Reid Black and White- maybe use if close to Christmas?
Opening Book Hattie the Bad
Picture book Froggy Eats Out
Movement - Non no no no yes yes yes yes by Reid
Picture book Ten Naughty Little Monkeys
Picture book Have You Been Naughty or Nice?
Closing Musical Little Bunny Foo Foo
Note: see scans of activities in Lesson Files for 5K
2011-2012 - Reading/Library Books
- How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills - use alphabet sequencing idea from lessons - remember to make a master for kids to follow
link to lessons
http://www.randomhouse.biz/booksellers/childrens/files/2010/04/HowRocketLearnedToRead_Poster_WEB.pdf

Toward the end of the year - Max's Words by Kate Banks
http://www.roundrockisd.org/docs/9-max_swords.pdf - have kids try to create their own sentences using the words that Max collected
Book Care and Learning to Read- Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/petunia.pdf

Library Behavior - No T Rex in the Library By Toni Buzzeo
http://www.tonibuzzeo.com/booksnotrexinthelibrary.html
- discuss library rules and school rules also read The Library Dragon by Carmen Deedy -
Library is a place to Share - Beginning of year - 2nd week - Libraries - when someone else has the book you want - read aloud But Excuse Me That's My Book by Lauren Child - you can have lots of favorite books - Charlie Cook's Favorite book by Julia Donaldson

May 21, 2012 - Author Study - Margaret Mahy Video
Read aloud - Simply Delicious by Margaret Mahy and The Great White Man-Eating Shark- NOTE: DO NOT READ SUMMER SATURDAY MORNING TO HURLEY'S CLASS - SHE READS IT HERSELF Video - The Margaret Mahy Video Library

May 14, 2012
Instead - Max's Words by Kate Banks and Max's Castle by Kate Banks (Banton) and Max's Dragon (Rushmer) - next year - do this again - but give kids bags of words - just words in different fonts cut up

Forgot to Get these books from the public library this year :(
Imaginative Play Library Sparks November 2008 - Explain - Imaginative Play Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks Not a Box by Antoinette Portis Hey You - Hey Me - Chant/Movement by Rob Reid - Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees by Coyle - If You Were - Listening/Creative Dramatics by Rob Reid Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis THIS WAS GREAT!!!

May 7, 2012
African Animals - Shake and Shout by Rob Reid
Opening Picture book - We've All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin (ILL) - have children accompany the animals' movements
Read Aloud - Beautiful Bananas by Elizabet Laird (ILL)
Song: The Elephant Who Couldn't Pay her Rent by Steve Aullara from Zooboobie - have kids make the rasberry noises througout this sound effects song
Picture book/movement - If you're happy and you know it: Jungle Edition by James Warola - have kids stand and join the animals in this song
Song: p. 10 Shake and Shout - Old MacDonald Had a Jungle
Closing Book - Nobody Laughs at a Lion by Paul Bright

April 30, 2012
Super Kids - Shake and Shout - Rob Reid p. 83
Picture book - Max by Bob Graham (PL)
Movement Activity - I'm a Super Hero - p. 83
Book - Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett - by Steven Kellogg (PL)
Closing Book - Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod (HA)

April 23, 2012
ABC Order Books Worksheet - p. 22 Complete Library Skills K-2 - connect the dots 1. ABC order - Read book on alphabet -Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray 2. Talk about last names - how each of us has a first and last name 3. All books in library have a special place - in abc order by author's last name 4. Go through laminated book covers based on p. 23 of Complete Library Skills K-2 5. Instructions for worksheet - write first and last name on worksheet - in your last name circle the first letter of your last name - OK if don't know last name to just write first letter or so 6. Turn in worksheet - choose book - 7. If extra time - read another story Miss Spider's ABC 8. As we line up - do it in ABC order by last name

April 16, 2012
Starring Baby Bear - Rob reid
Source: April 2008 Library Sparks

Opening Song - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Literacy in Motion - The Learning Station, 2005 (PL)
Picture Book - A Chair for Baby Bear by Kaye Umansky
Picture book Baby Bear's Chairs by Jane Yolen
Finger Play - author unknown - source Rob Reid
Five bear cubs were peeking from their cave (hold up both hands. hide right fist behind left hand)
The first one said "C'mon we're brave" (hold up thumb which is peeking over the top of the left hand)
The second one said "Let's see what's outside" (add pointer finger)
The third one said "I'd rather stay and hide" (add middle finger)
The fourth one said "Our mama will be mad" (add ring finger)(
The fifth one said "Nah, she'll be proud and glad" (add pinkie finger)
Then "GRRR" went Mama Bear seeing her cubs outside
And the five bear cubs scrambled back inside (wiggle all five fingers and then hide them once again behind right fist)
Picture Book - Baby Bear Baby Bear What do you see? by Bill Marin, JR.

April 9, 2012 - Easter Vacation

April 2, 2012 - Easter
read aloud - The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Dubose Heyward

March 26, 2012 - Favorite Author
Favorite author - Mo Willems


March 19, 2012 - Nursery Rhymes
1st - read book with Nursery Rhymes - Three Little Kittens by Tony Ross
2nd - get out flannel board and tell the rest of the nursery rhymes

March 12, 2012 Eating
1st - Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

2nd - Read aloud Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
- make up additional questions based on foods children refuse to touch. Make up convoluted reasons why they should eat good for you foods.

If time Read Aloud Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel -

March 3, 2012

1. Read aloud - Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Rosenthal - have students use hands to quack like a duck or hope like a rabbit - cover up the title - ask the students what the book is going to be about

2. Movement activity - Have a waddle like a duck race

3. Read aloud - Guji Gji by Chih-Yuan Chen

4. Read aloud - My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann - at end of story have kids devise an idea for the two of them to get down

5. Dance - Bunny Hop - borrow CD from public library

Feb 27, 2012 Cause and Effect
Aunt Pitty Patty's Piggy by Jim aylesworth - have kids repeat refrain - It's gettin late and piggy's by the gate sayin No no I will not go
Have kids predict what animal or object the little girl will approach next Afterwards - have kids recall the final sequence orally
- Next year - use Press Here for Cause and Effect!
Slop goes the soup by Pamela Edwards - Talk about what caused each event - ask kids what they think will happen at the end.
The Day Jimmy's Boa ate the Wash by Trina Hakes Noble

February 21, 2012
Brush your teeth (February is Dental Health Month)- Shake and Shout -
1. Opening book - Tooth Fairy's First Night by Anne Bowen
2. Song - S-M-I-L-E
3. Toot and Puddle: Charming Opal by Holly Hobbie
4. Poem - Count Dracula Doesn't Know He's Been Walking Around All Night with Spinach in his teeth" from Frankenstein MAkes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
5. Book - Mable the toot Fairy and How She got Her Job by Katie Davis
6. Song - The More We Brush oru teeth p. 30 Shake and Shout
7. Clarabella's Teethy by An Verombaut


February 13, 2012 Valentine's Day
Love Splat by Rob Scotten (ILL)
If You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant (ILL)
A Charlie Brown Valentine by Charles Schultz (ILL)


February 6, Book Care and Learning to Read
Read Aloud - Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/petunia.pdf

January 30, 2012 - Book Fair

January 23, 2012 - Book Fair Video

January 16, 2012 Book Fair Preview
Read aloud books that are coming to the book fair
Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler
Shoe-la-la by Karen Beaumont
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi

January 9, 2012 Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful
"It worked - we wished for snow before Christmas and here it is!"
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful - from Rob Reid's Storytime Slam p. 39
Straight to the Pole by Kevin O'Malley - did not read due to time
Find some snow books from HA library!!!! new gibbons book?
It Feels Like Snow by Nancy Cote
The Bundle Up Dance by Rob Reid
This Place in the Snow by Rebecca Bond - did not read due to time
Kids in Motion - The Freeze - - dance any way you want - but be sure to listen for THE FREEZE
Totally Polar by Marty Crisp

December 19, 2011
Banton
Read aloud for CZ - The Money We'll Save by Brock Cole
A Christmas Crocodile by Bonny Becker (ILL)
These would be good to compare and contrast if time
Rushmer
A Christmas Tree for Pyn - for CZ - this one is pretty long
Yellow Dot - for fun

December 12, 2011 - CZ Books
Follow Me by Tricia Tusa
Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
When the World was waiting for You by Shields
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray
Small, Medium Large by Emily Jenikins
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

December 5, 2011 Sweet Tooth
Source: Rob Reid's Storytime Slam
Read aloud - Little Pea by Amy Rosenthal
Poem - Send My Spinach by Doublas Florian from Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes edited by Neil Philip
More Pies by Robert Munsch
The Chocolate Chant - p. 60 Storytime Slam Read aloud -
Poem - Cake Mistake by Doublas florian from Hot Potato
If extra time - read MMM Cookies by Robert Munsch

November 28, 2011 - CZ Books
Read aloud for CZ award
Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia - kids didn't really love this book
Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Prince by Grace Maccarone - ok -
Without You by Genevieve Cote - kids loved this
Anna Hibiscus' Song - ok with kids
Grandpa Green - loved the pictures more than story
The Woods by Paul Hoppe - most positive response of all stories

November 21, 2011 - Scarecrows
Preparation - picture of Scarecrow on storyboard - laminate and magnet - or draw scarecrow on board
http://www.drawingnow.com/videos/id_1767-title_How-to-Draw-a-Scarecrow/

Introduction - today our stories are about scarecrows - Scare crows are supposed to frighten away birds and other animals that are tring to eat the seeds we plant in our gardents or eat the plants that are already growing there. when the wind blows a scarecrow's arms and legs flop around - which makes the birds and animals think something is alive in the garden. Here are pictures of real scarecrows -

NF Book for Photos - Scarecrows by Calvin Harris (Muskego PL)
Segue - Scarecrows get to wear interesting clothes and hats - in this sstory - chicken would really like to have the hat that scarecrow is wearing.
Picture book The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown (Muskego PL)
Segue - in our next story - the scarcrow ends up doing a lot more thand shaking his hands and feet - lets find out what happens and why!
Picture book - Nothing at all by Denys Cazet (Muskego PL Cafe)

Action Rhyme - using thumbs
"Two Little Black Birds"

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
(make fists, thumbs up)
One named Jack, one named Jill
(Raise one thumb and shake it, then the other)
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill!
(Fly first thumb behind your back, then thother)
Come back Jack Come back Jill
(Fly first thumb forward again, then the other)

Segue - I wonder what the scarecrow in the next book will do?
Picture Book - Scarecrow Pete by Mark Moulton (Muskego PL Cafe) - NOTE: TOO LONG - 2nd CLASS READ SCARECROW'S DANCE BY YOLEN
Discussion - what did Scarecrow Pete want the children to do? read books

November 14, 2011 - No School

November 7, 2011 Read Aloud for CZ
Assortment of Books - read all these between the two classes
Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji / Zia (Lee & Low Books)
Naamah and the Ark at Night / Bartoletti (Candlewick Press)
Nothing Like a Puffin / Soltis (Candlewick Press)
Tía Isa Wants a Car / Medina (Candlewick Press)
Tweak Tweak / Bunting (Clarion Books)
The Twins’ Blanket / Yum (Frances Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux)

October 31, 2011 Halloween
There Was an Old Witch by Howard Reeves
A Woggle of Witches by Adrienne Adams
The Night of the Paper Bag Monsters by Helen Craig
Read Aloud - Annie Was Warned by Jarrett Krosoczyk

October 24, 2011 Birthdays
Read aloud for CZ - The Little Bitty Bakery
Read aloud - A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker
Read Aloud for CZ- A New Red Bike! By James Ransome (bikes can be great birthday gifts)
October 17, 2011 - Making Mistakes and Apologizing
Read Aloud for CZ - Yoko's Show and Tell by Rosemary Wells
Read Aloud for CZ Tumford the Terrible by Nancy Tillman
discuss what characters did that were good and bad decisions

October 10, 2011 - People are Special
Read Aloud - Would I trade my Parents by Laura Numeroff
Read Aloud for CZ - What's Special About Me, Mama?
Read Aloud - Ling and Ting, Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
Discussion - what makes you special?

October 3, 2011 - Colors
Review Routines
Read Aloud - Red Sings from the Treetops by Joyce Sidman - note: not a good read aloud - Rushmer's class - used White is for Blueberry by Shannon - much better
Read Aloud for CZ - Colors of Me by Brynne Barnes
Match color words with colors on whiteboard
September 26, 2011 - Seasons
Review Routines
1. Ask kids - what season are we just starting? Autumn/Fall - Read Aloud Lucky Leaf by Kevin O'Malley - no don't read this one - read another - Leaf Trouble read for Rushmer - I don't like Lucky Leaf
2. Ask kids - what season comes next? Winter - Read Aloud - Sleep Big Bear, Sleep! by Maureen Wright
3. Next? Spring - Read Aloud Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand - for CZ award consideration
4. Next? Summer Read Aloud Blackout by John Rocco - for CZ award consideration (have not received book yet)

September 19, 2011 - Library Card Sign Up Month
Review routines
Mary Flagg from NBPL will be here to talk to K5 about getting their own library cards

September 12, 2011 - Back To School
- stress routines - sitting in rows, hands to self, select from table, good listening - say first and last name when checking out, after get book sit down and read.
Welcome to the Library
Routines -
Walk into library and quietly sit down in rows - pretzel legs- as directed by teacher

‍Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergaren by Toni Buzzeo (ILL)
‍How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (HA) - may save this for another week

Next week - Mrs. Flagg from NB public library will be coming to visit kindergarten

Choosing books
- choose only books from the table, look at the cover, open them up

Line up to check out - tell me your first and last name -
__
May 23, 2011 - Hot Fun in the Summertime - Storytime by Rob Reid
Read aloud - Simply Delicious by Margaret Mahy and The Great White Man-Eating Shark- NOTE: DO NOT READ SUMMER SATURDAY MORNING TO HURLEY'S CLASS - SHE READS IT HERSELF Video - The Margaret Mahy Video Library
May 16, 2011 - Starring Baby Bear - Rob reid
Source: April 2008 Library Sparks

Opening Song - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Literacy in Motion - The Learning Station, 2005 (PL)
Picture Book - A Chair for Baby Bear by Kaye Umansky
Picture book Baby Bear's Chairs by Jane Yolen
Finger Play - author unknown - source Rob Reid
Five bear cubs were peeking from their cave (hold up both hands. hide right fist behind left hand)
The first one said "C'mon we're brave" (hold up thumb which is peeking over the top of the left hand)
The second one said "Let's see what's outside" (add pointer finger)
The third one said "I'd rather stay and hide" (add middle finger)
The fourth one said "Our mama will be mad" (add ring finger)(
The fifth one said "Nah, she'll be proud and glad" (add pinkie finger)
Then "GRRR" went Mama Bear seeing her cubs outside
And the five bear cubs scrambled back inside (wiggle all five fingers and then hide them once again behind right fist)
Picture Book - Good Job, Little Bear by Martin Waddell
May 9, 2011 - ABC Order Books Worksheet - p. 22 Complete Library Skills K-2 - connect the dots 1. ABC order - Read book on alphabet -ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag 2. Talk about last names - how each of us has a first and last name 3. All books in library have a special place - in abc order by author's last name 4. Go through laminated book covers based on p. 23 of Complete Library Skills K-2 5. Instructions for worksheet - write first and last name on worksheet - in your last name circle the first letter of your last name - OK if don't know last name to just write first letter or so 6. Turn in worksheet - choose book - 7. If extra time - read another story Miss Spider's ABC 8. As we line up - do it in ABC order by last name
May 2, 2011 Imaginative Play Library Sparks November 2008 - Explain - Imaginative Play Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks Not a Box by Antoinette Portis Hey You - Hey Me - Chant/Movement by Rob Reid - Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees by Coyle - If You Were - Listening/Creative Dramatics by Rob Reid Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis THIS WAS GREAT!!! April 25, 2011 - Easter Vacation
April 18, 2011 - Easter
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes - by DuBose Heyward - a little long for kindergarten - but let's try it!
April 11. 2011 Super Kids - Shake and Shout - Rob Reid p. 83
Opening book - Captain Pajamas by Bruce Whatley (PL)
Picture book - Max by Bob Graham (PL)
Movement Activity - I'm a Super Hero - p. 83
Book - Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett - by Steven Kellogg (PL)
Song - Super Kid by Brian Kinder - (ILL through Margot)
Closing Book - Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod (HA)
April 4, 2011 - Duck! Rabbit!
1. Read aloud - Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Rosenthal - have students use hands to quack like a duck or hope like a rabbit - cover up the title - ask the students what the book is going to be about

2. Movement activity - Have a waddle like a duck race

3. Read aloud - Guji Gji by Chih-Yuan Chen

4. Read aloud - My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann - at end of story have kids devise an idea for the two of them to get down

5. Dance - Bunny Hop - borrow CD from public library

March 28, 2011 - April Fools Day
Read aloud Pearl and Wagner - One Funny Day by Kate Mc Mullen
Read aloud - April Foolishness by Theresa Bateman
Read aloud - Arthur's April Fool by Marc Brown
March 21, 2011 Brush your teeth - Shake and Shout - next year move this to dental health month
1. Opening book - Tooth Fairy's First Night by Anne Bowen
2. Song - S-M-I-L-E
3. Toot and Puddle: Charming Opal by Holly Hobbie
4. Poem - Count Dracula Doesn't Know He's Been Walking Around All Night with Spinach in his teeth" from Frankenstein MAkes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
5. Book - Mable the toot Fairy and How She got Her Job by Katie Davis
6. Song - The More We Brush oru teeth p. 30 Shake and Shout
7. Clarabella's Teethy by An Verombaut

March 14, 2011 - Poetry
Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy
Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian
March 7, 2011 - African Animals - Shake and Shout by Rob Reid
Opening Picture book - We've All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin (ILL) - have children accompany the animals' movements
Read Aloud - Beautiful Bananas by Elizabet Laird (ILL)
Song: The Elephant Who Couldn't Pay her Rent by Steve Aullara from Zooboobie - have kids make the rasberry noises througout this sound effects song
Picture book/movement - If you're happy and you know it: Jungle Edition by James Warola - have kids stand and join the animals in this song
Song: p. 10 Shake and Shout - Old MacDonald Had a Jungle
Closing Book - Nobody Lauhgs at a Lion by Paul Bright

February 28, 2011 - Shake and Shout From A to Z and Back again
Opening song - "The Alphabet Song"
Lead kids singing the alphabet song. Have them repeat the song with a high voice, a low voice, slow motion and then as fast as they can (which usually resorts to simply moving your finger over your lips indecpherably halfway through the song)
Picture Book - My Little Sister Hugged an Ape by Bill Grossman
Movement activity - alphabet shapes - have everyone stand up and form their body into different letters of the alphabet as you say them. Say in random order to get ready for next book.
Picture Book - Alpha Oops by Althea Kontis
Storytelling Activity - "I was at the store" Story strings. Take turns "When I was at the store, I bought - something that begins with A, next person - something that begins with B etc.
Picture book The Bouncing, Dancing, Galloping ABC by Charlotte Doyle - have kids act out the letters - note library might not have this one
instead also try - A is for Salad by Mike Lester
Closing song - Alphabet Soup by Tom Chapin from Moonboat

February 21, 2011 - Folk and Fairy Tales sourceLibrary Sparks December 2010 - Rob Reid Opening Music - Dana's Best Rock and Roll Fairy Tales (order from Margot) Poem - Mirror Mirror by Shel Silverstein from Falling Up Picture Book - Hinky Pink by Megan McDonald Folklore Quiz Picture Book - The Foggy Foggy Forest by Nich Sharratt Musical adaptation melody http://www.supersimplesongs.com/cd1-13.html Five Wolves in the Bed - p. 39 December 2010 Picture Book - Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales Closing activity - Princess Pat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ6G-kUHUqE
February 14, 2011 - Valentine's Day
Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman
If You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
Valentine Mice by Bethany Roberts
Aurthur's Great Big Valentine by Lillian Hoban
February 7, 2011 Cause and Effect
Aunt Pitty Patty's Piggy by Jim aylesworth - have kids repeat refrain - It's gettin late and piggy's by the gate sayin No no I will not go
Have kids predict what animal or object the little girl will approach next Afterwards - have kids recall the final sequence orally
Slop goes the soup by Pamela Edwards - Talk about what caused each event - ask kids what they think will happen at the end.
The Day Jimmy's Boa ate the Wash by Trina Hakes Noble
January 31, 2011
book fair
January 24, 2011
book fair video
January 17, 2011
book fair preview - read aloud preview book fair books
Hot Rod Hamster
Princess Party
Zoomer
Froggy's Best Babysitter

January 10, 2011
Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful - from Rob Reid's Storytime Slam p. 39

Straight to the Pole by Kevin O'Malley - did not read due to time
It Feels Like Snow by Nancy Cote
The Bundle Up Dance by Rob Reid
This Place in the Snow by Rebecca Bond - did not read due to time
Kids in Motion - The Freeze - - dance any way you want - but be sure to listen for THE FREEZE
Totally Polar by Marty Crisp

January 3, 2011 - New Year's Day
Read Aloud
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller
Sung to: "Row, row, row your boat"
Cheer, cheer, cheer the year,
A new one's just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Let's go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping,
Through another year.
Angelina Ice Skates by Katherine Holabird
Happy New Year Corduroy by Don Freeman (ILL)
First Night by Harriet Ziefert

December 20, 2010 - Christmas - 2011 - remember to get out bookmarks - that say Read in the NEw YEar!!!
Merry Christmas Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola
The Christmas Crocodile by Bonny Becker
December 13, 2010 - Cats
Source - Library Sparks, October 2009 - Rob Reid
Opening Riddle - what's a cat's favorite color? purrrrr- ple
Opening Book - There are Cats in this book by Viviane Schwartz
Nonfiction tie in - read parts from Cats by Seymour Simon
Book - Posy by Linda Newbery
Three little Kittens by Jerry Pinkney
Finger Play - Five Little Cats by Rob Reid p. 43
Book - the Tale of Two Mice by Ruth Brown
If available - make sure you plan ahead - Merry Christmas Splat by Rob Scotton
December 6, 2010 Sweet Tooth
Source: Rob Reid's Storytime Slam
Read aloud - Little Pea by Amy Rosenthal
Poem - Send My Spinach by Doublas Florian from Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes edited by Neil Philip
More Pies by Robert Munsch
The Chocolate Chant - p. 60 Storytime Slam Read aloud -
Otto has a Birthday Party by Todd Parr
Poem - Cake Mistake by Doublas florian from Hot Potato
If extra time - read MMM Cookies by Robert Munsch
November 29, 2010 - Noctural Animals
Picture book - Wake Up Kisses By Pamela Edwards (Muskego PL - Cafe) - ask kids what they do when they first wake up - animals do similar things -
Song - Nocturnal by Billy Jonas (What Kind of Cat Are You - CD) (Muskego PL Cafe) - kids can make sound effects and join in chorus

Picture Book - One Dark Night by Lisa Wheller (Muskego PL Cafe)- use fun voices to make memorable - on capital letters

Movement Activity - by Rob Reid
p. 63 Shake and Shout - The Racoon's Hunt

Picture book - Racoon Tune by Nancy Shaw (Muskego PL Cafe)

Source: Rob Reid's Shake and Shout
November 22, 2010 - Scarecrows
Preparation - picture of Scarecrow on storyboard - laminate and magnet

Introduction - today our stories are about scarecrows - Scare crows are supposed to frighten away birds and other animals that are tring to eat the seeds we plant in our gardents or eat the plants that are already growing there. when the wind blows a scarecrow's arms and legs flop around - which makes the birds and animals think something is alive in the garden. Here are pictures of real scarecrows -

NF Book for Photos - Scarecrows by Calvin Harris (Muskego PL)
Segue - Scarecrows get to wear interesting clothes and hats - in this sstory - chicken would really like to have the hat that scarecrow is wearing.
Picture book The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown (Muskego PL)
Segue - in our next story - the scarcrow ends up doing a lot more thand shaking his hands and feet - lets find out what happens and why!
Picture book - Nothing at all by Denys Cazet (Muskego PL Cafe)

Action Rhyme - using thumbs
"Two Little Black Birds"

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
(make fists, thumbs up)
One named Jack, one named Jill
(Raise one thumb and shake it, then the other)
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill!
(Fly first thumb behind your back, then thother)
Come back Jack Come back Jill
(Fly first thumb forward again, then the other)

Segue - I wonder what the scarecrow in the next book will do?
Picture Book - Scarecrow Pete by Mark Moulton (Muskego PL Cafe)
Discussion - what did Scarecrow Pete want the children to do? read books

Adapted from Kim Faurot's Storytime Around the Year
November 16, 2010 - No School
November 8, 2010
Nursery Rhymes - use flannel board set
November 1, 2010 - Non-fiction Questioning - this was a little hard for K5 - next time move it to 2nd grade? bring along hanger and do the experiment in the book

The student will ask how and why questions.
Have a KWL chart on board (Know/ Want to Know/ Have Learned) - Wind
Explain that we will be looking at a book that will teach us something today. Our job is to learn something new from this book. Tell what the book is about, and ask student to list 3-5 things that they already know about this topic. List on board under K- tell students that stands for what we “already know.”Ask student to give you 3-5 questions that they want to know about the topic. Write those on the chart under W- tell students that stands for “want to know.”Share the I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb - emphasizing that it is a nonfiction book and that nonfiction books are true.Ask students to give 3-5 things that they learned. Write them on the chart under L- tell students that stands for “what we learned.”Time permitting, go back and look at the W part of the chart. Did you find the answers to those questions? Where else could you look to find those answers.

October 25, 2010 - Halloween
Introduction - what costume wearing for Halloween? - go around the room - next year - don't do this - Mrs. Hurley wants it to stay a secret!

Picture Book - The Hallo-Weiner by Dave Pilkey Discussion - summarize - what was happening to the dog? getting teased - what could he do?
This year - read Shake them Halloween Bones and One Halloween Night
Next year - - maybe keep Shake Them Halloween Bones
Picture Book - The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz - find squash and nice pumpking to compare - add eyes to squash and pretend squash is talking to children - THIS IS A THANKSGIVING STORY - didn't use this year
Song - make laminate pictures for white board - magnet
Sing to: "Farmer in the Dell." The goblin in the dark, The goblin in the dark, Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the goblin in the dark!The goblin takes the ghost, The goblin takes the ghost,Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the goblin takes the ghost!The ghost takes the witch, The ghost takes the witch, Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the ghost takes the witch!The witch takes the cat, The witch takes the cat, Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the witch takes the cat!The cat takes the bat, The cat takes the bat, Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the cat takes the bat! The bat stands alone, The bat stands alone, Hi, Ho on Halloween, the bat stands alone!
Discussion - Do you ever get scared? Here's a story about a girl named Annie who gets really scared
Picture book - read aloud - Annie Was Warned by Jarrett Krosoczka

October 18, 2010 Books Go Home and Come Back Again! Discussion - ask children who brought books back - discuss what to do if forgot book - still choose a book, but give it to teacher - then make a trade with teacher tomorrow Picture Book - Stella Louella's Runaway Book by Lisa Ernst (HA copy) Discussion - Discuss why they had so much trouble finding the book and what Stella could have done to prevent it. Source: //http://hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/LessonPlanBook.htm// (last kindergarten lesson) Picture Book - There's A Canary in the Library by Don Freeman (HA copy) Discussion and Practice - Acceptable behavior after choose books - sit quietly and look at books - try to identify letters and words they know - ok to look a friends book - but this is not free time - this is time to look at your books. Curriculum Goal: Responsibility - return materials on time; library procedures and behavior; listening for details
October 11, 2010 - Compare and Contrast - Fables
Read Aloud - Margie Palatini's Lousy Rotten Stinkin Grapes have kids join in chorus - One, Two, Three and..... and compare to Aesop's Fable - The Fox and the Grapes (from Jerry Pinkney's Aesop's Fables) - NOTE: Loved the Lousy Grapes - but not long enough - need to find another fun fable -?? Fables too old for K5 to understand?? Move to 2nd grade?? Yes - definitely move to second grade - November they do fables and talk about the moral of the story
October 4, 2010 - Peace

Source: Library Sparks August/September 2010
1. Talk about what the word peace means (see suggestions in magazine)
2. Read aloud - the Peace book by Todd Parr
3. Fingerplay - "Children"
Children have fingers (wiggle your fingers)
Children have toes (touch your toes)
Children have eyes (point to your eyes)
A mouth and a nose (point to mouth and nose)
We have different houses (make a roof by putting your fingertips together
We have different names (point to yourself)
Some things are different (spread arms wide)
But most are the same (give yourself a hug)
4. Read aloud - I Loke Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet by Eileen Spinelli
5. Thunderstorm activity - with hands - see magazine
6. Read Aloud - This is Our House by Michael Rosen - ask discussion questions - Have you ever played in a box? Would you let other children play iwth them? What do you think of George? Was george fair? What made George change his mind? How does it fee to be left out?

September 27, 2010 - What is a Library?

Welcome, introduction, explain library - returning books, choosing books from tables etc. - Beginning Finger Play - Sometimes My Hands.....

Picture Book - Comin' Down to Story Time by Rob Reid - sing slowly

Reading Strategy - Recall events in story - read a book

Review line - We're comin down to story time - where? the library
Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Numeroff

Review line - We will hear a funny story when we come

Funny Story - Duck on A Bike by David Shannon (Muskego Cafe ILL)

Review line - We will say a nursery rhyme when we come - Mother Goose - Baa Baa Black Sheep - say it together twice

We will make a finger play when we come - Itsy Bitsy
All together - Itsy Bitsy Spider

We Can sing a little song when we come - La La - Old Mc Dononald - Wol - Whoo, Obre - Aargh

Reveiw line - WE will quack and we will moo when we come - Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Croninn

We will all join hands when we come - Skip to My Lou

Review line - make a pretty picture - xerox picture to take home

Might even get a treat - no eating in the library - sorry

We will check out lots of books - one every week for lots of weeks!

Picture Book/Song
September 20, 2010
Mary Flagg, New Berlin Public Librarian - visits and talks about library card sign up

September 13, 2010 - Welcome to the Library
1. Routines -
Walk into library and quietly sit down in rows - pretzel legs- as directed by teacher

Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergaren by Judy Sierra (ILL)
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (HA)
Elizabeti's School by Bodeen (ILL) - not enough time

Next week - Mrs. Flagg from NB public library will be coming to visit kindergarten

Choosing books
- choose only books from the table, look at the cover, open them up

Line up to check out - tell me your first and last name -

May 24, 2010 - Author Study/Last Day/Video
Read aloud - Simply Delicious by Margaret Mahy and Dashing Dog- NOTE: DO NOT READ SUMMER SATURDAY MORNING TO HURLEY'S CLASS - SHE READS IT HERSELF Video - The Margaret Mahy Video Library

May 17, 2010 - Introduction to Alphabetical Order ABC Order Books

Worksheet - p. 22 Complete Library Skills K-2 - connect the dots
1. ABC order - Read book on alphabet -ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag
2. Talk about last names - how each of us has a first and last name
3. All books in library have a special place - in abc order by author's last name
4. Go through laminated book covers based on p. 23 of Complete Library Skills K-2
5. Instructions for worksheet - write first and last name on worksheet - in your last name circle the first letter of your last name - OK if don't know last name to just write first letter or so
6. Turn in worksheet - choose book -
7. If extra time - read another story
8. As we line up - do it in ABC order by last name

May 10 - No library - school closed

**Dance storytime2.pdf**May 3, 2010 - Let's Dance Source - Rob Reid Library Sparks May/June 2006
Read aloud - Wiggle by Doreen Cronin - have children wiggle as the dog in the story wiggles
Musical Activity "Shake My Sillies Out? written by Raffi- borrow CD from library
Read aloud - I am a Ballerina by Valerie Coulman
Musical Activity "The Dance Along Gong Song" by Jim Gill from Irrational Anthem - freeze when gong sounds Movement Activity/Picture Book -
Wave Goodbye by Rob Reid - see movement instructions in magazine Dance storytime.pdf dance storytime3.pdf

April 26, 2010 - Poetry
Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy
Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian

April 19, 2010 - Imaginative Play Library Sparks November 2008 - Explain - Imaginative Play Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks Not a Box by Antoinette Portis Hey You - Hey Me - Chant/Movement by Rob Reid - Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees by Coyle - If You Were - Listening/Creative Dramatics by Rob Reid Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis THIS WAS GREAT!!!

April 12, 2010 - Baby Animals Poetry - Baby Chick poem by Aileen Fisher p.. 21 of Bill Martin Jr's Big Book of Poetry Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson Poem - Kitten by Eleanor Farjeon p. 22 of Bill Martin Jr's Big Book of Poetry Show Pictures in Baby Animals - Zoo Books The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems Bearcub and Mama by Sharon Jennings Mama Cat has 3 Kittens by Denise Fleming

April 5, 2010 - Easter Vacation

March 29, 2010 - April Fools Pearl and Wagner - One Funny Day - read aloud April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman

March 22, 2010 - Super Heroes Super hero ABC by Bob McLeod Traction Man by Mini Grey Another Perfect Day by Ross MacDonald

March 15, 2010 - St. Patrick's Day Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Balian St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting

March 8, 2010 - Bunny Rabbits and Teddy Bears Source: Library Sparks March 2010 - scanned below Picture Book - No Babysitters Allowed by Amber Stewart Teddy Bear and Rabbity Turn around - Rob Reid - instead of having kids bring teddy bears - have them put fists on head for teddy bear and fingers up by ears for rabbits Picture Book - Quiet Bunny by Lis McCue - use sound effects suggested by author Sleepyhead by Karma Wilson - kids can act out things that teddy bear does to stall Dog and Bear: Two's Company by Laura Vacarro Duck Rabbit

March 1, 2010 - No 5K - Mrs. Wildner home with sick child February 22, 2010 - I've Got the Blues - Storytime Slam p. 18 I've Got the Blues - Storytime Slam p. 18+ Song - I've Got the Blues - on Billy the Squid by Tom Chapin - ILL CD Soggy Saturday by Phyllis Root Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford The Pigeon Has Feelings Too! board book by Mo Willems Llama Llama Red Pajama by Ann Dewdney Song - If you're worried and you know it - Rob Reid Got to Dance by M, C Helldorfer - use movement suggestions ono p. 21 Storytime Slam

February 15, 2010 - Just Ducky - Storytime Slam p. 23 Borrow duck call from Franecki Intro - Let's Get Quacking! - blow duck call Duck for President by Doreen Cronin The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems Look, Look Look - finger play Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic We're Going on a Duck Hunt Guji Guji by Zhiyun Chen

February 8, 2010 - Cause and Effect Aunt Pitty Patty's Piggy by Jim aylesworth - have kids repeat refrain - It's gettin late and piggy's by the gate sayin No no I will not go HAve kids predict what animal or object the little girl will approach next Afterwards - have kids recall the final sequence orally Slop goes the soup by Pamela Edwards - Talk about what caused each event - ask kids what they think will happen at the end. The Day Jimmy's Boa ate the Wash by Trina Hakes Noble

February 1, 1010 Book Fair

January 25, 2010 Book Fair Video

January 18, 2010 - Book Fair Preview Read aloud picture books coming to the book fair Funny Lunch, Katie Loves the Kittens, Dinner with Olivia

January 11, 2010 - Counting
Counting
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
One boy by Laura Seeger
One Lighthouse, One Moon by Anita Lobel

January 4, 2010 - Sweet Tooth

Source: Rob Reid's Storytime Slam

Read aloud - Little Pea by Amy Rosenthal
Poem - Send My Spinach by Doublas Florian from Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes edited by Neil Philip
More Pies by Robert Munsch
The Chocolate Chant - p. 60 Storytime Slam
Read aloud - Otto has a Birthday Party by Todd Parr
Poem - Cake Mistake by Doublas florian from Hot Potato

If extra time - read MMM Cookies by Robert Munsch

December 21, 2009 - Christmas

Merry Christmas Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola
another short Christmas story


December 14, 2009 - Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful - from Rob Reid's Storytime Slam p. 39

Straight to the Pole by Kevin O'Malley - did not read due to time
It Feels Like Snow by Nancy Cote
The Bundle Up Dance by Rob Reid
This Place in the Snow by Rebecca Bond - did not read due to time
Kids in Motion - The Freeze - - dance any way you want - but be sure to listen for THE FREEZE
Totally Polar by Marty Crisp

December 7, 2009 - Nursery Rhymes

Flannel board nursery rhyme set - - have children participate

November 30, 2009 - Nocturnal Animals

Picture book - Wake Up Kisses By Pamela Edwards (Muskego PL - Cafe) - ask kids what they do when theyfirst wake up - animals do similar things -
Song - Nocturnal by Billy Jonas (What Kind of Cat Are You - CD) (Muskego PL Cafe) - kids can make sound effects and join in chorus

Picture Book - One Dark Night by Lisa Wheller (Muskego PL Cafe)- use fun voices to make memorable - on capital letters

Movement Activity - by Rob Reid
p. 63 Shake and Shout - The Racoon's Hunt

Picture book - Racoon Tune by Nancy Shaw (Muskego PL Cafe)

Source: Rob Reid's Shake and Shout
Curriculum Goal: Books with similar subjects, participating in storytime, following directions, library behavior

Checkout time: quiet music

November 23 - Thanksgiving

Picture Book - The Very First Thankstiving by Susan Gaber

Picture Book - I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie - note: Hurley reads this book

Picture Book - Over the River and Through the Woods by Lydia Child (Muskego Cafe ILL)

Talk about read aloud Christmas tree Hurley = purple, Rushmer = yellow- read Thanksgiving Story

November 16, 2009 - No School

November 9, 2009 Sing a Song of Scarecrows

Preparation - picture of Scarecrow on storyboard - laminate and magnet

Introduction - today our stories are about scarecrows - Scare crows are supposed to frighten away birds and other animals that are tring to eat the seeds we plant in our gardents or eat the plants that are already growing there. when the wind blows a scarecrow's arms and legs flop around - which makes the birds and animals think something is alive in the garden. Here are pictures of real scarecrows -

NF Book for Photos - Scarecrows by Calvin Harris (Muskego PL)
Segue - Scarecrows get to wear interesting clothes and hats - in this sstory - chicken would really like to have the hat that scarecrow is wearing.
Picture book The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown (Muskego PL)
Segue - in our next story - the scarcrow ends up doing a lot more thand shaking his hands and feet - lets find out what happens and why!
Picture book - Nothing at all by Denys Cazet (Muskego PL Cafe)

Action Rhyme - using thumbs
"Two Little Black Birds"

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
(make fists, thumbs up)
One named Jack, one named Jill
(Raise one thumb and shake it, then the other)
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill!
(Fly first thumb behind your back, then thother)
Come back Jack Come back Jill
(Fly first thumb forward again, then the other)

Segue - I wonder what the scarecrow in the next book will do?
Picture Book - Scarecrow Pete by Mark Moulton (Muskego PL Cafe)
Discussion - what did Scarecrow Pete want the children to do? read books

Adapted from Kim Faurot's Storytime Around the Year

November 2, 2009 - Non-fiction - Questioning
The student will ask how and why questions.
Have a KWL chart on board (Know/ Want to Know/ Have Learned) - Wind
Explain that we will be looking at a book that will teach us something today. Our job is to learn something new from this book. Tell what the book is about, and ask student to list 3-5 things that they already know about this topic. List on board under K- tell students that stands for what we “already know.”Ask student to give you 3-5 questions that they want to know about the topic. Write those on the chart under W- tell students that stands for “want to know.”Share the I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb - emphasizing that it is a nonfiction book and that nonfiction books are true.Ask students to give 3-5 things that they learned. Write them on the chart under L- tell students that stands for “what we learned.”Time permitting, go back and look at the W part of the chart. Did you find the answers to those questions? Where else could you look to find those answers.
October 26, 2009 - Halloween

Introduction - Halloween - what costume wearing for Halloween - go around the room

Picture Book - The Hallo-Weiner by Dave Pilkey

Discussion - summarize - what was happening to the dog? getting teased - what could he do?

Picture Book - The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

Song - make laminate pictures for white board - magnet
Sing to: "Farmer in the Dell."

The goblin in the dark, The goblin in the dark,
Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the goblin in the dark!
The goblin takes the ghost, The goblin takes the ghost,
Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the goblin takes the ghost!
The ghost takes the witch, The ghost takes the witch,
Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the ghost takes the witch!
The witch takes the cat, The witch takes the cat,
Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the witch takes the cat!
The cat takes the bat, The cat takes the bat,
Hi, Ho it's Halloween, the cat takes the bat!
The bat stands alone, The bat stands alone,
Hi, Ho on Halloween, the bat stands alone!
Discussion - Do you ever get scared? Here's a story about a girl named Annie who gets really scared
Picture book - read aloud - Annie Was Warned by Jarrett Krosoczka

October 19, 2009 - Library Manners
Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
Sign language:
- Please http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=please&find=1
- Thank You http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=thank+you&find=1
- Sorry http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=sorry&find=1

Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
Manners Song p. 70 of Storytime Magic - tune - If you're happy and you know it
Manners in the Library by Carrie Finn (Muskego Cafe ILL)
Manners with A library Book by Amanda Tourville (ILL)

October 12, 2009 - Books Go Home and Come Back Again!
Discussion - ask children who brought books back - discuss what to do if forgot book - still choose a book, but give it to teacher - then make a trade with teacher tomorrow

Picture Book - Stella Louella's Runaway Book by Lisa Ernst (HA copy)

Discussion - Discuss why they had so much trouble finding the book and what Stella could have done to prevent it.

Source: //http://hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/LessonPlanBook.htm// (last kindergarten lesson)

Picture Book - There's A Canary in the Library by Don Freeman (HA copy)

Discussion and Practice - Acceptable behavior after choose books - sit quietly and look at books - try to identify letters and words they know - ok to look a friends book - but this is not free time - this is time to look at your books.

Checkout time - quiet music

Curriculum Goal: Responsibility - return materials on time; library procedures and behavior; listening for details


October 5, 2009 - From A to Z and Back Again


Opening Song - traditional alphabet song - have them repeat with a high voice, a low voice, in slow motion, and as fast as they can - during the fast part - leader - simply moving finger of lips indecipherably halfway through the song - to get a laugh

Picture book - My Little Sister Hugged an Ape by Bill Grossman (Muskego PL Cafe)

Movement activity - Alphabet Shapes - have everyone stand up and form their body into different letters of the alphabet - get ready for the next picture book by saying letters in random order

Picture book - Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis (Muskego PL Cafe)

Picture book Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel

Closing Song - "ABC SONG" by Sarah Barchas from Get Ready, Get Set Sing 1994 - need to get from Margot - ILL


Source for lessson ideas - Shake and Shout by Rob Reid

Curriculum Goal - What is a library? Concept review - Alphabet


September 28, 2009 - Visit From New Berlin Public Library



September is library card sign up month - Mary Flagg here

September 21, 2009 - Comin Down to Story Time



Welcome, introduction, explain library - returning books, choosing books from tables etc. - Beginning Finger Play - Sometimes My Hands.....

Picture Book - Comin' Down to Story Time by Rob Reid - sing slowly

Reading Strategy - Recall events in story - read a book

Review line - We're comin down to story time - where? the library
Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Numeroff

Review line - We will hear a funny story when we come

Funny Story - Duck on A Bike by David Shannon (Muskego Cafe ILL)

Review line - We will say a nursery rhyme when we come - Mother Goose - Baa Baa Black Sheep - say it together twice

We will make a finger play when we come - Itsy Bitsy
All together - Itsy Bitsy Spider

We Can sing a little song when we come - La La - Old Mc Dononald - Wol - Whoo, Obre - Aargh

Reveiw line - WE will quack and we will moo when we come - Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Croninn

We will all join hands when we come - Skip to My Lou

Review line - make a pretty picture - xerox picture to take home

Might even get a treat - no eating in the library - sorry

We will check out lots of books - one every week for lots of weeks!

Picture Book/Song

note: reviewing Rob Reid's Book Comin Down to Story Time for CLW

September 14, 2009 - Introduction to the Library - School Stories

Introduction - my name - explain what a library is - choose books from tables - need to bring books back every Monday

Read stories about school (note - also read 1st two stories to 4K - so don't do this again next year with 5K)

Marley Goes to School by John Grogan (HA)
Llama Llama misses Mama by Anna Dewdney (HA)

Give teacher magnet and letters to go home

Curriculum Goals - what is a library, listening , following directions, library procedures
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May 18, 2009 - Last day of Library for K5

Read aloud - Simply Delicious by Margaret Mahy or a Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy - NOTE: DO NOT READ SUMMER SATURDAY MORNING TO HURLEY'S CLASS - SHE READS IT HERSELF
Video - The Margaret Mahy Video Library

May 11, 2009 Alphabetical Order


Worksheet - p. 22 Complete Library Skills K-2 - connect the dots
1. ABC order - Read book on alphabet - I Stink by Kate Mc Mullen
2. Talk about last names - how each of us has a first and last name
3. All books in library have a special place - in abc order by author's last name
4. Go through laminated book covers based on p. 23 of Complete Library Skills K-2
5. Instructions for worksheet - write first and last name on worksheet - in your last name circle the first letter of your last name - OK if don't know last name to just write first letter or so
6. Turn in worksheet - choose book -
7. If extra time - read another story
8. As we line up - do it in ABC order by last name

May 4, 2009 - Manners

Remember - put out lots of easy readers - NEXT YEAR - use Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf by Sierra and Lion's Share by Matthew McEllicot
Manners - some ideas from Storytime Magic
Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
Manners Song p. 70 of Storytime Magic - tune - If you're happy and you know it
How Do Dinosaurs Eat their Food? by Jane Yolen
Big Black Bear by Wong Yee

April 27, 2009 - Transportation

Transportation - use ideas from Storytime Magic

Discussion - what types of things do we mean by transportation - kids raise hands and share ideas
Read aloud - Zoom Broom by Margie Palatini- note - this book is a little hard for kids in 5K to understand - don't get the puns - Melvin Might? by David Shannon instead of Zoom Broom
Helicopter rhyme - use sign language - p. 114 Storytime Magic
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino (public library book)
Song - Farmer's Riding on the Tractor - tune - I've Been Working on the Railroad p. 115 Storytime Magic
I'm Mighty by Kate McMullen

April 20, 2009


Bugs and Insects - Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan - Chapter 6 p. 45+

Poem and Action - Hurry Scurry Little Spider p. 45
Poem - Kitty Caught a Caterpillar by Jack Prelutsky p. 146 and Caterpillars by Aileen Fisher p. 17 - Bill Martin's Book of Poetry
Five Little Ladybugs (142) - Flannel Board - use laminated clip art
Read aloud books - The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn and I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges
Buggy Guessing Game p. 49 - use laminated clip art of grasshopper, ant, mosquito, honey bee
End - Dance around to Flight of the Bumble bee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

April 13, 2009 - Easter Vacation

April 6, 2009

Baby Animals
Poetry - Baby Chick poem by Aileen Fisher p.. 21 of Bill Martin Jr's Big Book of Poetry
Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson
Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson
Poem - Kitten by Eleanor Farjeon p. 22 of Bill Martin Jr's Big Book of Poetry
Show Pictures in Baby Animals - Zoo Books
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
Bearcub and Mama by Sharon Jennings
Mama Cat has 3 Kittens by Denise Fleming

March 30, 2009

Mice - Poetry tie in. April 2009 Library Sparks p. 19+
Introduce Poem - Mice by Rose Fyleman p. 16 and A mouse in her room p. 150 of Bill Martin Jr's Big Book of Poetry
Read Aloud - Steven Kellog's Isand of the Skog and Mice by Kevin J. Holmes
List - 10 things you know about mice

March 23, 2009

I've Got the Blues - Storytime Slam p. 18+

Song - I've Got the Blues - on Billy the Squid by Tom Chapin - ILL CD

Soggy Saturday by Phyllis Root

Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford

Song - If you're worried and you know it - Rob Reid

Got to Dance by M, C Helldorfer - use movement suggestions ono p. 21 Storytime Slam

March 16, 2009

Just Ducky - Storytime Slam p. 23
Borrow duck call from Franecki
Intro - Let's Get Quacking! - blow duck call
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
Look, Look Look - finger play
Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic
We're Going on a Duck Hunt
Guji Guji by Zhiyun Chen

March 9, 2009

Counting
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Birdsongs by Betsy Franko
One boy by Laura Seeger
One Lighthouse, One Moon by Anita Lobel

March 2, 2009

Responsibility
Hey, Little Ant by Philip Hoose
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Pets
Mole and the Baby Bird by Majjorie Newman

February 23, 2009

Cause and Effect
Aunt Pitty Patty's Piggy by Jim aylesworth
- have kids repeat refrain - It's gettin late and piggy's by the gate sayin No no I will not go
HAve kids predict what animal or ogject the little girl will approach next
Afterwards - have kids recall the final sequence orally
Slop goes the soup by Pamela Edwards
- Talk about what caused each event - ask kids what they think will happen at the end.
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff

February 16, 2009

Way Over Yonder - Library Sparks March 2009

Dress up - scarf on head, quilt around shoulders, metal pail
Echo chant - We're Going to Explore Now
Book - A Pioneer ABC
Book - Papa and the Pioneer Quilt by Jean VanLeeuwen - show kids quilt squares from Grandma Shebiel - and how she stitched them together by hand
Extra book - Winter Days in the Big Woods
Song - I'm an Explorer - tune I'm a Little Tea Pot

February 9, 2009 - Valentine's Day

Arthur's Valentine by Marc Brown
Arthur's Great Big Valentine by Frances Hoban
Love Is......Wendy Anderson Halperin - discuss what pictures say about each virtue

February 2, 2009

- no school - organizational day

January 26, 2009

- Book Fair

January 19, 2009

- explain and read aloud book fair books

January 12, 2009 - Author Study

Winnie the Pooh Day - Jan. 18 Sunday next week
Birthday of author - A.A. Milne
A.A. Milne's Birthday Jan 18
Show pictures printed off from website http://www.poohcorner.com/A-Short-History-of-Pooh-and-Winnie.html
pictures of the first Winnie the Pooh - a real bear
bring in my Pooh and kids' Pooh
Read - Pooh's Bedtime Book
Read poems from When We Were Very Young
Read or show a Disney Pooh Book

January 5, 2009 Call and Response Stories/Chantable Refrain

Honey, Honey, Lion by Jan Brett
Going on a Bear Hunt http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/teddy/bearhunt.html
Follow the Leader by Emma Clark
Walking Through the Jungle by Debbie Harter
Oh Look by Patricia Polacco
Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams
The Question Song by Kaethe Zemach

December 15 2008 - Subject Themed Storytime

REMIND KIDS ABOUT MARQUETTE BOOKMARKS!
Christmas

Merry Christmas Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola
Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans - not enough time


December 8, 2008 - Subject Themed Storytime


Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful - from Rob Reid's Storytime Slam

Straight to the Pole by Kevin O'Malley - did not read due to time
It Feels Like Snow by Nancy Cote
The Bundle Up Dance by Rob Reid
This Place in the Snow by Rebecca Bond - did not read due to time
Kids in Motion - The Freeze - next time get on CD
Totally Polar by Marty Crisp

December 1, 2008 - Subject Themed Storytime

Toyland - Rob Reid - Storytime Slam

Down by the Bay - song by Rob Reid
I'd Like to be A Jumping Jack movement activity from Rob Reid
Playground Time by Rob Reid
The Strange Adventures of Blue Dog (HA)
Brown Paper Teddy Bear (HA)
Down By the Bay - chant from Rob Reid - adapt to toys decorating library
I'd Like to Be A Jumping Jack - from Rob Reid
The Toy Brother by William Steig (HA)

NOTE: Next year use the books suggested by Rob Reid - get ahead of time from public library


November 24, 2008 - Cumulative Stories**
Cumulative Stories, Thankstiving

Talk about read aloud Christmas tree Hurley = purple, Rushmer = turquoise -
read Thanksgiving Story - I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello