Preparation for Session 7
Equipment: wombat toy, monkey puppet, Five Cheeky Monkeys felt board kit, name tag, story bag, One Woolly Wombat, Baby Beats
One Woolly Wombat counting book 1. Predict what the pics might be about before we read it. 2. Counting games.
Baby Beats : Predict from the cover. Look at title. B. Share the story. Do the actions and try our own beats.
Games: I play a rhythm, kids repeat with claps. Beat. Beat-beat. Beat-beat-beat. 4 beats. Change: kids jump to the rhythm played. Kids clap when my hands are open, stop clapping when hands are shut. Buzz when hands are open, stop when hands are shut. Try buzz and clap at same time, same rules?
Rhyme: Five Cheeky Monkeys. 1. Encourage kids to tell the rhyme with their hands and help me say it. 2. Re-tell the rhyme with the felt board. One at a time, kids place and remove monkeys. Act out the rhyme.
Evaluation: Only four kids today and the children showed they wanted to play. One little boy had some challenging behaviours, and that distracted the others. One Woolly Wombat was slower than they wanted, so I hurried it through and moved to an action story, Baby Beats. Cheeky Monkeys went down well. I scrapped the rhythm game and will likely play it when we re-visit Baby Beats – hopefully with a bigger and not as distractible group.