Theme: Squirrels getting ready for winter
Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert (I like this book but not my first choice). A rascally squirrel has an indoor adventure.
Music / Movement:
Music: "Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel". There are many versions but I used the one that has gray squirrel, mommy squirrel, and daddy squirrel all shake their bushy tails. I had enough pom poms for adults to move too and a few moms and dads did stand up. Their kids LOVED watching them dance (so did I). So funny!
"Furry, Furry Squirrel" (poem) by Jack Prelutsky. The kids acted the poem out as the puppet also hopped, ran up the tree, turned around, and scurried down.
Letter of the Day: Ss for squirrel
I presented different animals and we categorized them as words that start with Ss and that don't:
Oh, yeah...that's a Snowy Owl
Sammy Squirrel comes from a flannel book. Eesh I can't remember which one...
Sammy Squirrel contemplates how to stay warm during the winter when he can't find a tree with leaves on it. He thinks about various friends who hibernate but none of those homes work for him. Finally he sees something green in the distance...pull slowly out of folder....what is it? A tree for Sammy!!
Borrowed straight from: http://busycraftingmommy.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/animals-in-fall-storytime/