Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hello, Fall!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Miss Tiffany from the Children's Museum visited us this morning!  She brought some super-fun activities, including self-esteem flags, friendship bracelets, crazy glasses and face painting crayons.  We had a blast.  In the afternoon...

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
A yellow leaf is not ready to fall from the tree when autumn comes, but finally, after finding another leaf still on the tree, the two let go together.
"Five Little Leaves" Action Rhyme:
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!

Who Loves the Fall by Bob Raczka
 Rhyming text and illustrations portray the sights and sounds of autumn, from "rakers, leapers, and corn crop reapers" to "trickers, treaters, and turkey eaters."
"The Leaves are Falling Down" Action Song:
To the tune of "The Farmer and the Dell"
The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, green and brown
The leaves are falling down

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him.

We created these awesome fall trees at craft time!
Thanks to the Pikadilly Charm blog for the idea. :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sleepy Time!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready For Bed? by Barney Saltzberg
Cornelius the pig has his own style when preparing for bed, but he does not really feel ready until he gets a hug.

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" Action Song:
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.
"Big Yellow Moon" Action Rhyme:
Big yellow moon shines so bright
Glides across the starry night
Looks down at me asleep in bed
Whispers, "Good night, sleepyhead."
Big yellow moon, your turn is done.
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun!
I wake up, you go to bed
"Sleep well, moon, you sleepyhead."

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

This Moon and Stars Mobile is easy
to make!  I am feeling sleepy...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Coming Right Up!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
 When Duck decides to make a jack-o-lantern, he and his friends Pig and Mouse are in for a scary adventure.

"Three Little Pumpkins" Action Rhyme:
Three little pumpkins, sitting very still
In a pumpkin patch high upon a hill
The first one said, "I'm very green,
But I'll be orange by Halloween."
The second one said, "I'm on my way
To beoming a jack-o-lantern one day."
The third one said, "Oh me, oh my!
Tomorrow I'll be a pumpkin pie!"

Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor
Pumpkin heads and jack-o-lanterns of all varieties abound when Halloween comes around.
"Pumpkin, Pumpkin" Action Song:
Sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round?
Once you were a seed so small
Now you are a great big ball
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round?

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofe
Pigs have a wonderful time playing in the pumpkin patch and other spots on the farm, encountering other animals along the way.

Pumpkin Hats created many a photo op for our kiddos at Craft Time!