Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Reading Bug Checks In

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. . .70 degrees-ish, but clouding up. We did Dinosaurs in story time today.

Made dino hats. Could be dino necklaces, depending on the size of the head involved.
1) Cut the center out of a paper plate.
2) Stick foam dinosaur stickers around the edges; leave spaces in between.
3) Squirt many colors of glitter glue in the empty spaces. You can write your name
if you want to.

We sang a dinosaur rock song. Remember "Big Brother and the Holding Company"? It was Janis Joplin's band. Here's verse 1 of an oldie but goodie. I'm not making this up. It's on Janis's first album, the one with the cover by R. Crumb. Check it out. Kids will love it.

I'm a Pterodactyl
I'm a Pterodactyl
Flyin' for your love,
Flyin' for your love,
Flyin' for your love, for your love.

Read two dinosaur books:

Dinosaur, Dinosaur by Byron Barton
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen

Showed a good dinosaur movie:

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, based on the book by Jane Yolen
Scholastic/Weston Woods

Stay tuned for Valentine's Day!

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