Storytime: Letter W

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary & Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Where’s Pup? by Dayle Ann Dodds
While You Were Sleeping
by Alexis Deacon
The Wing on a Flea: A Book About Shapes by Ed Emberley  
What Do Wheels Do All Day?
by April Jones Prince
Wemberly Worried
by Kevin Henkes
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
The Worrywarts
by Pamela Duncan Edwards
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Diary of a Worm
by Dorren Cronin
Wiggle Waggle
by Jonathan London
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Maisy’s Wonder Weather Book by Lucy Cousins
The First Day of Winter by Denis Fleming
Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Rhyme
  3. Song
  4. Flannelboard
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Music & Movement Song
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Action Rhyme
  9. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. Flannelboard
  12. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Letter W Books

Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Double Those Wheels by Nancy Raines Day
I Like it When by Mary Murphy

ACTIVITIES

Rhyme: 23rd portion of Animal Alphabet Rhymes

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Music & Movement Song: Wheels on the Bus (w/ Shakers & Eggs)

Action Rhyme: The Eensy, Weensy Spider (via Miami-Dade Public Library)
The eensy, weensy spider,
Climed up the water spout.
Down came the rain,
And washed the spider out.
Out came the sun,
And dried up all the rain.
And the eensy, weensy spider,
Climbed up the spout again.

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Two Wolves” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two wolves sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Flannelboard: What is a Whale? (via Artfelt.net)
A whale is not as small as us.
Most whales are bigger than a bus!
A whale is not a fish in the sea.
A whale breathes air like you and me.
A whale can’t walk upon the ground.

A whale must swim to get around.
A whale is a mammal just like me.

But its home is int he deep blue sea.

CRAFT: Letter “Ww” Watermelon!

Letter X Xylophone

This week’s storytime craft was inspired by The Princess and the Tot Blog. I drew a quick likeness, scanned my drawing, and made some modifications via PPT. Colored construction paper, colored pencils and crayons were provided.

REVIEW:

I absolutely adore Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book, and so did both sets of preschoolers at the child development center. I Like it When went over well too. Unfortunately, the math in Double Those Wheels was a bit advanced for my munchkins . Although, they did enjoy identifying the various vehicles, and modes of transportation. I was so pleased to find out they remembered what a unicycle was from the previous week’s Letter U Storytime session. Three cheers for my broken Spanish and mixed English explanations (i.e. “unicycle means one wheel. Uno. One. Uno wheel. One wheel. Unicycle.”)! The extension activities were a big hit, and as expected the children went bonkers when I pulled out the pom-poms and shakers for The Wheels on the Bus.

On a side note: volunteering at the child development center and conducting storytime for bilingual preschoolers has been beneficial in so many ways. My Spanish is coming back…slowly but surely. I remember most nouns, numbers, days of the week or months of the year. I have a harder time stringing together proper sentences, with the exception of commands. For some odd reason, I remember most of the commands I learned in high school Spanish classes. Overall, I enjoy being able to converse with my preschoolers in both English and (broken) Spanish.

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