Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Circle Time Resources

Circle Time these mornings consists of:

:: a song (a nursery rhyme type song or a bible song using our Wee Sing CDs and books)

:: a story (either a letter-of-the-week story or The Jesus Storybook Bible)

:: an ABC song (a-a-apple, the alphabet song, or our short vowel song)

:: going over our My Father's World from A to Z Reading Plan orally

:: a poem (currently Leprechaun Stew from dltk-teach.com -- a website I use a ton for the little ones. Our favorite poetry book is Gyo Fujikawa's A Child's Book of Poems -- but it's in our fix-it box right now)

:: calendar (singing our Days-of-the-Week or Months-of-the-Year songs, counting to today's date -- starting at 0 because we're a Math U See family, and Blasting Off! at the top of our lungs OR whispering some days since Miss Miriam came along)

:: seeing what "Crazy Old Mother Goose is up to (I read a 2-page spread each morning)


:: taking turns pretending to be a weather man (observing:  season, sky color, sunny or cloudy, precipitation, wind, and temperature through the back door)

... Then we may or may not do "some pages"

*This weekend, I'm taking on a little project and hanging this up in the breakfast area -- it should make Calendar and Weather a little more fun.