This fall session of story time I decided to focus on colors and letters. Each week we are going to focus on a different color and a letter. The color will come from Bill Martin Jr.'s Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? and the letter will come from the theme for the week. We will talk about the letter, what it is, how it sounds, and try to find it in the titles of our books. Then, we will end each story time with a flannel story featuring colors. We will also talk about a page of the Brown bear book and discuss what things we can find that are that color.
This fall we also have a new Hello song that I found on a listserv (PUBYAC.org). It goes to the tune of the 7 dwarves 'High-ho' song. We sing:
It's time to say 'Hello'
So step right up
And wave 'Hello'
In addition, we also have a second new 'Hello' song. This one is Hello time from the album Teach a Toddler. This song goes really well with the other, the tune is similar and great for marching! We march, wave hello, clap our hands, stomp our feet, wiggle our bottms, and give ourselves a great big hug as we sing along.
To end story time, we will sing the 'Hello' song but replace all of the 'hellos' with a 'goodbye.'