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Elephant Story Time (2017)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

Book: Elmer by David McKee

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A patchwork elephant wants to fit in and be “elephant” color like everyone else until he discovers that’s rather dull. I’ve never read this book for story time before but the kids and adults really enjoyed it! It also has a built in craft at the end with all the elephants painting themselves bright colors to be like Elmer. Maybe next time!

Flannel: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub going for a swim (paddle arms)
Knock, knock (slap knees)
Splash, splash (clap twice)
Come on in! (motion with both hands to come in)
*elephant trumpet*

Two // Three // Four
Five elephants in the bathtub going for a swim
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
They all fell in!
Modified from Storytime Katie

I’ve done this flannel at story times before and it was just okay. However the kids really got into it today which was lovely. So my lesson for the day is don’t give up! Every group is different …

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

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A little boy whose elephant is banned from a pet club starts his own with other exotic pet owners. A great story about friendship and inclusion.

Flannel/Rhyme: One Elephant Went Out to Play
One elephant went out to play
On a spider’s web one day
He had such enormous fun
That he called for another elephant to come
(HEY, ELEPHANT!)
Two // Three // Four
Five elephants went out to play
On a spider’s web one day
The web went creak, and the web went crack
And all of the elephants went KERSPLAT!
Source: Perry Public Library

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Oh, No! by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Eric Rohmann

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The jungle animals fall into a hole and think they’re going to be a tiger snack only to be saved by elephant at the last minute!

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Special Events

Talk Like a Pirate Day Party

God bless the people that make up these nonsense holidays. What a great theme for a party!

I started off with a short story time:

Book: Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy; illustrated by Doug Kennedy

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Pirate Pete interviews a crew of scalawags only to find out his parrot has the best pirate talk!

My coworker and I have determined that my pirate accent is more Irish than pirate. I figure I’m just channeling my inner Grace O’Malley!

Action Rhyme: The One-Eyed Pirate
The one-eyed pirate, (cover one eye)
He’s fierce and he’s tough. (clench fist and scowl)
He digs for buried treasure, (digging motion)
But it’s never enough. (shake head)
He lives on a ship (hold up hand flat, thumb out)
Way out on the sea. (rock hand in curvy motion, other hand under it)
His parrot is his only friend, (perch hand on shoulder)
Except, of course, for me. (point to self)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Discussion: Why Do Pirates Wear Eye Patches?

I asked the kids if anyone had a guess. The first kid that I called on knew the answer! I should have said if they knew the answer to keep their hands down because we were going to start with guesses but alas. Lesson learned. I think it’s still a fun fact!

(Answer: Pirates had to work (and I’m guessing fight/defend but I left that part out) quickly between decks and wearing a patch helped keep one eye adjusted to the dark at all times.)

Book: Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

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After story time, we had three activities for the kids: a treasure hunt, a ring toss, and a craft. I asked the kids to please only take one treasure at each stop on the hunt so we had enough for everyone and I think they all complied. We certainly had enough prizes to go around.

The treasure hunt consisted of four clues with treasures found at each one.

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This first clue led them to the checkout desk where I had a bowl of candy.

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This led them to the computers where I had out a bowl of stickers.

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I forgot to take a picture of the “plank” but I laid out a blue tablecloth from the dollar store and snaked a crooked line of duct tape over it for them to reach the next clue. I also taped down little bath toys (a turtle, a fish, and a whale) in the “water.”

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This last clue led them from the block area to our desk in the children’s area.

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The “booty” was a temporary tattoo. Every pirate has to have a tattoo, right? We had them take the tattoos home and put them on there since putting them on in the children’s area would be too messy. And you have to hold them on for 60 seconds! Definitely a better activity for home.

Our craft was a parrot:

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Cute, right? I got the idea here. I loved that it was on a craft stick so they could perch their parrot on their shoulders.

And finally our hook game:

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Amazing! We got so many compliments on the board. I got the idea here. We had two sets of rings and the kids came back again and again to take a turn. Also hot glue = cement because those hooks were tugged, nudged, agitated and bumped and they held firm! I got the poster board and the hooks at the dollar store. Good things this holiday is close to Halloween!

I think the kids had a great time and we even had some show up in costume! We heard a lot of parent compliments which is always lovely.

So thar ye have it!

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Pirate Story Time (2017)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

Book: Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

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Kids will never not be amused by the word underpants and any story that mentions them. I love the rhyming stanzas and bright, colorful illustrations. Because the writer is British the word “pants” is used occasionally instead of underpants but the kids role with it and there doesn’t seem to be confusion.

Flannel: Five Pirates Heading Out to Shore
Five pirates heading out to shore,
One jumped overboard and now there are four.
Four pirates heading out to sea,
One stole all the captain’s gold and now there are three.
Three pirates with nothing to do,
One was made to walk the plank and now there are two.
Two pirates having lots of fun,
One drank all the first mate’s juice and now there is one.
One pirate sitting in the sun,
He decides to abandon ship and now there are none.
Source: King County Library System

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk; illustrations by Michael Slack

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A little dinosaur pirate tries to prove his worth. I love that the T-Rex captain is female!

Action Rhyme: The One-Eyed Pirate
The one-eyed pirate, (cover one eye)
He’s fierce and he’s tough. (clench fist and scowl)
He digs for buried treasure, (digging motion)
But it’s never enough. (shake head)
He lives on a ship (hold up hand flat, thumb out)
Way out on the sea. (rock hand in curvy motion, other hand under it)
His parrot is his only friend, (perch hand on shoulder)
Except, of course, for me. (point to self)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors by Danna Smith; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

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Two little buccaneers have colorful pirate adventures.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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Apples & Autumn Story Time (Outreach)

I wouldn’t normally have done this theme so early in the season but they send me an activities calendar every month and they’re discussing both apples and fall the last two weeks of the month so I went for it.

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish //
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep //
The doors on the bus go open and shut //
The driver on the bus goes move it on back //
The people on the bus go up and down //
The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah //
The people on the bus go shh, shh, shh

Book: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson; illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

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A charming story about a little fox who’s concerned when his favorite tree starts shedding its leaves.

Song: Row Row Row Your Boat
I do three verses of this classic:
Row row row your boat (the traditional way) //
Rock rock rock your boat, sway from side to side
Merrily merrily merrily merrily what a bumpy ride (bump hands on lap) //
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile (crocodile snap with arms)
Don’t forget to scream (*AH*)

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider (sung normally)
Teeny Weeny Spider (sung in falsetto)
Great Big Hairy Spider (sung deeply)

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sung three times, getting faster each time.

Wiggle Rhyme: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Wiggle all around
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground
Touch your head, touch your hips, give yourself a hug
Now sit down upon the floor
But watch out for the bugs!! (stamp out the bugs)

Book: Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

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Annie runs an orchard and sells her wares at a farmer’s market in the city.

Book: Leaves by David Ezra Stein

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A baby bear is concerned about the falling leaves but then he goes to sleep for a long time and wakes up to fresh buds and new leaves.

Flannel: Five Little Leaves
Five little leaves on the tree next door,
One fell off and then there were four.
Four little leaves all over the tree,
One fell off and then there were three.
Three little leaves where the wind blew,
One fell off and then there were two.
Two little leaves sitting in the sun,
One fell off and then there was one.
One little leaf in the tree all alone,
The wind blew and blew and now there are none!
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Falling Leaves (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the trees go swish, swish, swish, (wave hands back and forth)
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
The leaves on the trees go swish, swish, swish,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the tree come tumbling down, (flutter hands down)
Tumbling down,
Tumbling down,
The leaves on the tree come tumbling down,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch, (tap knees)
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch,
All through the fall.
Source: Librarian Lisa

Rhyme/Flannel: Apple Roll
Five little apples in the bowl, (count on fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (roll hand over hand)
It bumped the table (tap knees) and hit my feet, (stomp feet)
How many apples left to eat?
(count down)
Source: Storytime Katie

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

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A little goat prefers apples, pears, and cherries to tin cans. She likes to spit the seeds over a little wall and she accidentally plants an orchard to the delight of everyone on the farm after the original orchard is destroyed in a storm. The ending usually requires a little extra thinking from the kids about where the new orchard came from but once we go back to the page where little goat is spitting the seeds over the wall, it sinks in!

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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Robot Story Time

First story time of the season! Yay!

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

I heard one of the teachers at my son’s daycare singing this to the kids as I was dropping him off and I loved it. One of my parents even commented that they really liked it after we sang it so we’ll keep it going for a few weeks and see how it does.

Book: Hello, Robots by Bob Staake

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I’m pretty sure the kids didn’t get the concept of the robots shorting out in the rain and switching heads to get back to normal again but I think they still enjoyed this rhyming story.

Flannel: Five Shiny Robots
Five shiny robots playing marbles on the floor,
One went home and then there were four.
Four shiny robots playing in a tree,
One went home and then there were three.
Three shiny robots with nothing left to do,
One went home and then there were two.
Two shiny robots think of something fun,
One went home and then there was one.
One shiny robot pretending to be a hero,
He went home and now there are zero.
Source: King County Library System

Scarves were such a hit at my summer building story times I decided to incorporate them into my fall sessions to see how they did. I think the kids really enjoyed them!

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: If I Had a Robot by Dan Yaccarino

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A young boy dreams up a robot who would do all the things he doesn’t like (eating vegetables, doing chores, taking piano lessons).

Book/Song: If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David A. Carter

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Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Robots Everywhere by Denny Hebson; illustrations by Todd Hoffman

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Short, sweet story of robots doing everyday activities with fun twists.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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Kindergarten Story Time

Every year we have a story time for kids entering kindergarten and it’s so much fun. They’re all so excited and sweet and it’s one of my favorite story times of the year. Here’s what I did this year!

We talked about sitting criss-cross applesauce, raising our hands if we want to talk, and keeping those hands to ourselves (the hardest one!).

Then I handed out our “pigeon paddles.”

Pigeon paddles

One side says “yes” and the other side says “no.” Then we read:

Book: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

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A classic. I kept asking the kids if they’d let the pigeon drive the bus. They all started off saying no but some of them weakened as the story went on. 🙂 However, they all agreed to let the pigeon drive the truck at the end.

Afterwards we talked about how everyone was getting to school (car, bus, or walking) and charted it on our whiteboard. Most were car kids (lucky ducks!) but we did have one bus and one walking.

Then we had our calendar and weather time.

Song: Days of the Week (to the tune of The Addams Family)
Days of the week, (clap, clap)
Days of the week, (clap, clap)
Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week. (clap, clap)
There’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday,
And then there’s Saturday.
Days of the week, (clap, clap)
Days of the week, (clap, clap)
Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week. (clap, clap)
Source: Pinterest

We clapped instead of the traditional snapping since not everyone has a good snap yet!

I asked the kids if they knew what day of the week it was (no one did) and then we talked about the temperature and weather. I made this handy dandy thermometer:

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(I got the idea for it here.) I attached magnets to the back and used it on our whiteboard. They decided it was between warm and hot that day. Then we talked about the weather. I held up a snowflake, an umbrella, a kite, and a sun to help them as we discussed.

Next it was on to the alphabet!

Song: The Alphabet Song

Book: Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka

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A super sweet tale of a dad and son who spend all summer together but when the first day of school roles around dad’s stomach hurts and he doesn’t want to go. A sweet reversal for any kid who’s feeling a bit of nerves.

Action Rhyme: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

I watched this fantastic video to prep. Every time I’ve done this rhyme I feel like I’m the only one having fun with it. I might try it with my outreach kids next time, they’re usually on board for my shenanigans. If THEY don’t get it, it might get moved into my archives. Perhaps I need to drop a few verses? But that’s what makes it fun! Going backwards through all the terrain to get back home … *sigh*

Book: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

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And, just for fun:

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation