Saturday, November 17, 2012

Story– Long Way Home

I have been an early childhood educator for over 30 years. 
My ECE education has allowed me to work in different settings along the way. 

Six years ago I began my journey in StrongStart and love it. 
But just prior to that I thought I was finished working with preschoolers
and got rid of most my resources. 
         
But one of the few things I did keep was a cassette tape titled
“I’ll tell you a Story” by Bev Bos. 
It had been buried in a box from when my girls were little. 
How thrilled I was to find it again.
It has so many wonderful, easy to tell stories.  Many I have posted about before.

The story I chose to tell (sing) today is called “Long Way Home”. 
It fits well into our transportation theme.
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I printed pictures of each form of transportation to place on the felt board
so the families could retell it after.

Here is my attempt at singing.
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This is the second time I've done this story this week and was very pleased with the
response from the families.  It will be worth repeating next week.

Here are the words:

Long Way Home

I was coming home (echo)
On a yellow bus (echo)
When the bus broke down (echo)
And stranded us (echo)
(sing all 4 lines together)

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home.


So I jumped on a train
Coming down the line
The caboose broke loose
I got left behind

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home.


So I jumped in a boat
By the river bank
But we hit a rock
And promptly sank

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home.


But I got picked up
By a submarine
But they dropped me off
In the Philippines

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home.


So I jumped on a jet
But I couldn’t pay
So they threw me out
Of the cargo bay

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home.


But my parachute
Kept me safe from harm
When I landed in a tree
On the neighbours farm

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home.


So I jumped on a horse
But he threw a shoe
And I had to walk
Back home to you

It’s a long, long, long, long, long way home


So I’m sorry mom
That I’m home so late
And that dinner’s cold
And I made you wait

It’s been a long, long, long, long, long way home

 

You can still buy the cd. It's available here.