Opening Song: Open Them Shut Them (click on the link for a video of how I do it).
Opening Rhyme: Cool Cat
In an attempt to keep learning names, I decided to try starting with this song again!
Opening Activity: We pulled the felt letters that spell the word "TRUCKS" out of my magical pencil box and put them up on the flannel board, sounding them out as we go!
Book #1: Bulldozer's Big Day by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
Action Song: Go, Slow, Stop
Before turning on the music, I had the kids practice going fast, slow, and stopping. I held up a GREEN scarf when I wanted them to go fast, a YELLOW scarf when we were going slow, and a RED scarf for stop. After we practiced this a few times, I turned on Laurie Berkner's "Fast and Slow", and we danced fast, slow, and stopped depending on what the music was doing and which scarf I was holding up. Here's the song we used (warning: you will NEVER GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD)!
Book #2: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage
Action Rhyme: Hurry Hurry Drive the Firetruck
I am switching up my goodbye song this year! They LOVE it. I may never go back.
See ya later alligator,
In awhile, crocodile!
Give a hug ladybug,
Blow a kiss jellyfish.