Last week we talked about the letter “D”! First we learned the signs for dolphin, dog, duck, and dinosaur. I love incorporating sign language into my storytimes. The kids love learning it and I love teaching it. Hmm, maybe I’ll do some sort of signing class? We will see.
We sang our welcome song Can’t Wait to Celebrate By: Jim Gill
Next we did “Little Mouse, Little Mouse”. I was going to try to explain how this works because I realized I never did, but Seth is going to post a video on his blog next week and it will be spectacular!
We read Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late By: Mo Willems
After that we danced to The Silly Dance Contest By: Jim Gill. I passed out dancing scarves for this one just to make it a little more exciting to dance and the kids all loved it. I would definitely recommend using dancing scarves.
Then I read Duck on a Bike By: David Shannon. You really can’t go wrong with a David Shannon book.
Then we did our felt board rhyme, Five Little Ducks.
We ended with our goodbye rhyme! And here it is because I realized I didn’t ever share it either.
On my face I have a nose, and way down here I have ten toes. I have two eyes that I can blink, and I have a head to help me think. I have a chin and very near, I have two ears to help me hear. I have a mouth that I use to speak, and when I run I use my feet. I have two arms to hold up high, and here’s a hand to wave goodbye!
I just love that little rhyme!
Our craft this week was coloring a dog with a doghouse, courtesy of the Ellison die cuts 🙂