Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's a colorful world

It may be dark and gloomy outside today, but it's colorful at preschool storytime!

"Good morning" song

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

Welcome chitter chatter - "I see someone wearing orange!  Oh, I see someone wearing green."  But aren't preschoolers funny?  If you have a teeny tiny bit of green on your socks, that means you're wearing green.  I guess it's true, but so literal.  (Of course I encourage color recognition!)

If You Take a Paintbrush by Fulvio Testa

"Red Dress" rhythm - the students really liked this!  Mary wore a red dress, red dress, red dress, Mary wore a red dress all day long, while slapping their thighs.  It continues with Mary wearing a red hat, shoes, gloves, but then the end is Mary is a red bird, red bird, red bird, Mary is a red bird, all day long.  Shouldn't Mary be Mark or Martin since red cardinals are male?  Perhaps Mary is a scarlet tanager!

Alas, this is a male scarlet tanager.  The females are olive green.  I think Mary was Martin after all, but then what could he wear?  Guess we'll just stick with Mary!

Lemons are not Red by Lauar Vaccaro Seeger

"If you're wearing red, shake your head" (to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" - students loved this, but the only second part of the rhyme I remembered was "shake like a jello, be a fellow." 

   Blue - touch your shoe
   Green - bow like a queen
   Yellow - shake like Jello
   Brown - turn around
   Pink - give a wink
Color Dance by Ann Jonas 

"Little Boy Blue" rhyme 

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

"Baa Baa Black Sheep" rhyme

Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

"The More We Get Together" (goodbye song)

What a great group!  The students really know their colors, and were such good listeners.  I think they could have listened to more books!  

Extra fun was when I had a kindergarten class in the afternoon and I read some of these books to them.  They read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, I just would turn the page early enough that they knew what the next picture would be.  They really knew their nursery rhymes, too.

Next week - monkeys!

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