Preparation for Session 6
Equipment: kookaburra puppet, noise makers, empty jar and spoon
Books: Jeremy, Who’s making that noise?(lift the flap), Baby Beats
Game: What’s in the story bag? noise maker
Sharing the book: Who’s making that noise?
Games: 1. Kids point to where the sound is coming from when eyes are closed. 2. What is making that sound? (eyes closed)
3. Clacker taps out each person’s name while I chant it (in syllables.) Kids echo with claps.
4. How many ways can we make a noise with an empty plastic container and a small spoon?
Sharing the book: Jeremy. Predict from title. Remind kids about where to find the title/name of book. Look at the first letter of Jeremy= J. Does anyone’s name start with that letter/sound? Read story. Tell the kids it was based on a true story. (Our first non-fiction book.)
Can you laugh like a kookaburra?
Sharing the book: Baby Beats (just the story) NO TIME – carry over to next week.
Evaluation: We went ten minutes over time because the children had lots to say, and there was no time for our 3rd story. They are all becoming more comfortable and less shy. 7 kids today including the gorgeous baby! I started to lose their attention in Jeremy which I’d suspected might happen as the average age is 3. So I slipped into reading a shortened version I made up on the spot. They were interested in the pictures and in the concept of a baby bird being cared for. They all loved the lift the flap book and especially the repetition in it, and were keen to join in. They loved making noises! Look for more books with refrains, repetition and strong rhythm.