Before STAAR week, Pre-K had fun guessing Whose Feet? in the Jackson Library. After reading My Eyes are Big and Red, the kids guessed what animal on which the story was based. Then they had to guess what animals were on the poster just based on the feet. At the tables, they played the Whose Feet? game on the app, colored the feet of Jan Brett animals, and listened to the fun Maple Leaf songs.
Last week in the Jackson Library, Pre-K read farm animal stories. After singing Hap Palmer’s Big Red Hen song, we read Barnyard Banter and the kids identified the animals by their sounds. They explored the Canticos Chickies/Pollitos app to create their own song, listened to the Chick song (featured also in different languages), and decorated an egg. During check out, we enjoyed Alina Celeste‘s Pollitos song video.
Pre-K had fun today exploring what animals and insects are hiding inside the tall, tall grass. At the end of the lesson, the kids were introduced to Jack Hartmann’s version of the Tooty-Ta Dance.
Pre-K had fun today in the Jackson Library with sequencing during the story, The Hug Machine by Scott Campbell. At the tables, they listened to Valentine songs and created a card for their teachers! Before they left, they practiced an alphabet dance for the video, “What Do the Letters Say?”
Before the break, Pre-K had fun with a classic tale in the Jackson Library. As we read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, the kids put beanbag animals into the old lady’s mouth. She sure can eat!
Can you stack the cats? Pre-K can! Both classes had fun with this Susie Ghahremani (@boygirlparty) book in the Jackson Library! I like how the cats want to be stacked in small groups so they don’t tumble- then the kids are adding 3 cats + 3 cats instead of 6 because what happens with 6 every time…? The story is perfect for Pre-K and the illustrations are delightful! Fun!
Pre-K had fun today with the Emberley family story, There Was an Old Monster. First we read the story. Then the kids came and put the animals in the monster’s stomach in the order that he ate them. They were surprised at the end when a big neon lion came and ate the monster! We listened to Rebecca Emberley sing the fun song and we did the If You’re a Monster and You Know It dance. At the tables, the kids played with Sago Mini Monsters and Ed Emberley’s Go Away Big Green Monster apps. I am disappointed that the GABGM app is no longer available in the US – I still had it on my iPads from last year. It looks like now it is only available in the Romania iTunes store. Maybe they’ll add it back soon! Before we left, we sang Ms. Patterson’s class version of If You’re a Monster and You Know It. (video below)