- Welcome Song: (Sung to “If you’re happy and you know it”)
- Finger Play: Wiggle Fingers
- Set Library Behavioral Expectations: Graphic CHAMPS reminder (weeks 4-) https://drive.google.com/#folders/0B3dpaiUKs9aAMHVaT2otdC1Kb1U
- Mystery Bag
- Today, I’m passing around our mystery bag. What words can we use to describe the object inside? (flat, hard, lightweight.) It’s a pie pan… and today’s story time is about a fruit we use to make delicious pie – apples.
- Word of the Week: (Forms a cornerstone of the lesson, aids in understanding and connecting text themes)
- English: Apple (clap syllables)
- Spanish: manzana (man-tZA-na)
- ASL (American Sign Language.) Sign language is a real language where people use their hands to communicate. Here is the sign for apple. Use your right hand to make a little hook, and rub the hook against your cheek twice. It’s like your cheek was an apple and you were trying to take the stem off the apple. (http://www.babysignlanguage.com/dictionary/a/apple/)
- Pre-Reading Today, we are going to read a few books about apple, both realistic and made up stories. Next, we will make our own apple tree while we watch a video of Curious George visiting an apple orchard. Then, it will be time to get your new book for the week before we go back to class.
- Pre-reading : A few weeks ago, we read books about the season of fall. Today, our first book is called The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree, and it is about a tree in fall, winter, spring and summer.
- READ STORY involve students when possible… in repetitive texts, predictions, recalling details.
- Reflection: Picture walk through seasons, ask students what they learned.
- Extension Activity :
Henrietta worm that was in his apple.
- Pre-reading (Look at cover, predict what it will be about.)
- Reflection (How did they solve their problem? Is that what you expected?)
- Circle: review intent of lesson and word of week in English, Spanish, and ASL.
- Closing Song: Open,shut them. Open, shut them. Raise your hands up high. Open, shut them, open shut them, wave and say good bye.
- Line Up By… Every week, we line up according to different criteria, makes kids pay attention, work on grouping, differentiating among options. Today --
The Perry Public LIbrary has a fantastic bunch of ideas for activities and books:http://www.perrypubliclibrary.org/webfm_send/18
All around the apple tree, apple tree, apple tree.
All around the apple tree, on a frosty morning.
This is the way we climb the ladder, climb the ladder, climb the ladder.
This is the way we climb the ladder on a frosty morning.
-pick the apples
-wash the apples
-peel the apples
-cook the apples
-eat the apples
On a frosty morning!