I am a member of the Friends of the Library at ML’s school. In previous years, the school librarian presented a story time for incoming kindergartners near the end of the school year. Between End of Grade Tests and other responsibilities the media specialist wasn’t able to work one in her schedule. So I volunteered to do it.
At 8:30 a.m. this morning, ML and I shared books, songs, a flannelboard game and puppets with these rising kindergartners. Some of her friends’ siblings were in the crowd so it was extra fun. ML is an excellent story time presenter. She read The Pigeon Needs a Bath, played the flannel game with the kids and performed in the puppet show. Below is what we did.
Book – Eddie Gets Ready for School by David Milgrim (I read it to get the kids in the mindset of going to school. And so the parents won’t feel bad if their mornings are crazy. Eddie’s parents mornings are even crazier.)
Flannel Rhyme – A is for Alligator
A is for alligator,
Chomp, chomp, chomp
B is for bunny,
Hop, hop, hop
C is for circle
That goes around and around
And D is for down.
Let’s all sit down.
Flannel – What’s Inside My Little Book? (A guessing game where various flannel items are hidden behind flannel cut in the shape of different color books. We repeated a rhyme together and they tried to guess what was behind each book… ice cream cone, blue car, purple hippo and green monster.)
Puppet Show – Using the tune “The Wheels on the Bus” we performed a show with animal puppets and appropriate props for various people found at school.
The teachers at the school say, “Welcome to School.”
The art teacher at the school says, “Paint, Paint, Paint!”
The music teacher at the school says, “La, La, La!”
The coach at the school says, “Run, Run, Run”
The librarian at the school says “Read, Read, Read!”
The students at the school say, “We’re Glad You’re Here.”
ML doesn’t know I’ll be sharing this story time tomorrow with her class. Then, I’ll tell the students all about being a librarian. Shhhh! It’s a secret.