Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sign of the Week - Dragon

This week's sign was 'dragon'.
Place both hands at your mouth fingers pointing away.
Wiggle your fingers while you move hands away.
This mimics fire coming out of the mouth.

 Little Dragon
(suit actions to words)

Little Dragon counts to three,
Little Dragon bends one knee.
Little Dragon whistles and sings.
Little Dragon answers the phone that rings,
Little Dragon touches his toes,
Little Dragon touches his nose.
Little Dragon makes a funny face,
Little Dragon runs in place.
Little Dragon lays on the floor,
Little Dragon starts to snore.

Story - The Squeaky Door

It was National Literacy Week and on Thursday I was at the city library for an interactive storytelling event for wee ones.
Last year I started introducing the children to what an illustrator is and asked them to be the illustrators for some of my oral stories.
This story is called The Squeaky Door and you can get it in book form
by Margaret Read MacDonald.
I've heard several storytellers present this story and each is a little different from the other.
This is my version.  I like to tell it because you can modify it to match your group.  What I mean is that the animals in the story can be any that the children choose.  Today we had farm animals and wild animals.