Sunday, April 14, 2013

Caldecott Storytimes: Week 10

I'm doing Caldecott themed storytime for preschool storytime in January-April.Check out all my Caldecott Storytime plans here.

Theme: Emotions

Opening Song: Where Is Thumbkin? by The Wiggles

Literacy Skill: Talk & Read


-My preschoolers really liked this one and we talked about being mad and being happy and the pictures that showed Sophie as happy and angry.

Song: These Are My Glasses by Laurie Berkner


-Well, sometimes storytime doesn't go as planned. I went to get my storytime books from my storytime basket and realized that my copy of No, David had gotten checked out by a patron and the only copy available at the library that day was the Spanish version! So I made due and we had a nice lesson about how books are translated into other languages but we could still look at the pictures of the book to help us tell the story. I translated the book into English so I could tell the kids what each page said and it worked out well.

Song: If You're Happy and You Know It (traditional)


-Of course we have to include Where the Wild Things Are in this storytime! This is one is such a classic it's always fun to read because the parents remember it and it's a book both the parents and kids get excited about reading. When I picked it up to read many of the kids said "I have that book at home!"

Song: Feelings by Hap Palmer-I love this song because it has great vocabulary and the kids had to think about how they would express various feelings such as happy, angry, sleepy, and silly. 


-Wild Thing Craft: My craft was inspired by Mizz Lizz's post about Where the Wild Things Are that I came across while looking for inspiration online.

This was by far the most successful craft I've done with my preschool group. I put out plates, yarn, paper, crayons, scissors, and glue and let the kid create and have fun. Several of them made more than one Wild Thing face and each one had a unique take on it which was so awesome to see. It was an easy craft and the kids loved it.

-Feelings Puzzle-we have some puzzles that fit great with our feelings theme so I put those out.

-Name that emotion-I printed off various pictures of faces making various emotions like happy, sad, scared, tired, etc. and hung them around the room for the kids to name. 

How it went: This was one of my most successful Caldecott storytimes. I think the mix of classic stories they knew with a look at some books they didn't worked well and the parents seemed to be very involved in the books this week. The kids had fun with the songs expressing their emotions and also had a blast with the craft. It was a big hit!

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