Monday, June 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Storytime

We did a lot of talking this week. What are the occasions that we say "thank you"? What good things in life do we have that we are thankful for? What do we do to celebrate Thanksgiving? And what are our favorite Thanksgiving foods?

Our choice of storybooks for Thanksgiving:

- Thank You, by Kelly Doudna. A concept book about the occasions we might say "thank you."
- Thanks for Thanksgiving, by Julia Markes, illustrated by Doris Barrette. A list poem of things children might be thankful for.
- 1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving, by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Robin Kramer. A counting book about a large family preparing and cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner.

Songs and Fingerplays:

- "If You're Thankful and You Know It" - Sing it just like the old favorite, but in the third verse sing, "If you're thankful and you know it, say 'thank you!'"

- Rhyme #1
I am a turkey, big and fat (make a big stomach with your arms)
I spread my tail (spread arms), and I walk like that (waddle side to side)
Each day's corn I will not miss (rub stomach)
And when I talk (point to mouth), I sound like this: (point to ear)
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

- Rhyme #2
The turkey is a funny bird (hook thumbs and spread fingers like a turkey)
His head goes wobble wobble (wobble your head)
And all he knows is just one word (hold up one finger)
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

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