Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's a Whale of a Tale, it's a Big Blue Whale!

If you missed preschool storytime this week, here is what we talked about:
Whales!  What's the first sound you hear in the word, whale? /w/  What is a whale?  Where do whales live?  What else do you know about whales?

Let's sing our Little Bird Song:  Way up in the sky, the little birds fly.  While down in the nest, the little birds rest.  Shhh!  They're sleeping.  With a wing on the left and a wing on the right, the little birds sleep all through the night.  Shhh!  They're sleeping.   THEN!   Up comes the sun, the dew goes away!  Good morning!  Good morning! The little birds say!  (repeat a little faster)

It's Storytime!  Your ears are to listen!  Your eyes are to look!  Now let's get together and read a great book!  Here is the book, and here is the (cover).  When you open it up, there's a lot to discover!

Blue Whale: The World's Biggest Mammal by Molly Smith.  The kids loved learning all about where blue whales live, what they eat, and how they breathe!

Rhyme: Five Little Fish---5 little fish swimming in the sea, Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me!"  Along comes Mr. Shark as quiet as can be and SNAP!  4 little fish...(continue to zero)

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.  The kids loved the rhythmic rhyming text.  They also loved identifying the volcano and the sharks in the cave!

Days of the Week--(to the Tune of the Addams Family)  Days of the week (x 5) 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 (x 5).  The kids liked clapping while I clicked my tongue since I had the days of the week signs in my hands.

The Storm Whale by Benji Davies.  The kids thought it was hilarious that Noi has 6 cats.  They were quick to point out that Noi can't keep the whale because it's too big!

Craft: glue die-cut whales on white paper, add blow holes, spouts, and waves.  Some of the kids added snails and yellow suns.  Each one was a little different!

I had so much fun talking about whales!

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