Thursday, January 24, 2013
Story Time Review
Our first class of this Story Time session we talked about the color white. It was a great topic for this time of year with all the snow on the ground and covering everything from trees to sidewalks. We read Black Meets White by Justine Fontes, White Food Fun by Lisa Bullard and Winter White by Christianne Jones with our toddler classes. We added A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis, and Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion for our Preschool classes. I also told a story with the white board. As we sang to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell" we drew parts of a snowman. So it went something like this: There's snow upon the ground, there's snow upon the ground, Hi Ho it's cold outside there's snow upon the ground. We added eyes, nose, smile, hat, arms, boots and scarf as we sang about each one.
I had some pictures of white things like milk, soap, ice cream and pop corn. I read a riddle about each one and saw if the children could guess what the riddles answer was. We did a little song about following instructions called Make a Circle and danced along. Finally, we made a white things collage. I gave each child a black piece of construction paper and had a variety of white things to glue on like, cotton balls, Q-tips, lace, rickrack, beads, buttons and feathers. For our take home pages we had a couple of worksheets on Hot and Cold.
Next week our topic will be: Purple