Friday, April 27, 2018

"New" Hilarious & Interactive Picture Books (UPDATED)





"New" Hilarious & Interactive Picture Books

Quit Calling Me A Monster By Jory John (pub.2016)
I Love You Already By Jory John ( Bear and Duck Series) (pub.2016)
Goodnight Already By Jory John ( Bear and Duck Series) (pub 2015)
Come Home Already! By Jory John (pub 2017)

My Toothbrush Is Missing By  Jan Thomas (pub 2018)
Heal The Earth By Julian Lennon (Pub 2018)
Mother Bruce By Ryan T Higgins (Pub 2015)
Hotel Bruce By Ryan T Higgins ( Pub 2016)
Bruce's Big Move By Ryan T Higgins ( Pub 2017)
Be Quiet By Ryan T Higgins ( Pub 2017)
 

A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting By Michelle Robinson ( pub
2016)
Danny McGee Drinks The Sea By Andy Stanton (pub 2017)
Snow Beast Comes to Play By Phil Gosier (pub 2017)
The Good for Nothing Button (Elephant and Piggie Like Reading Series) By Mo Willems and Charise Mericle Harper
Eloise Breaks Some Eggs By Kay Thompson (pub 2018) 
The Black and White Factory By Eric Telchin (pub 2016) 
Snappsy The Alligator and His Best Friend Forever  By Julie Falatko (Pub 2017) 
Leave Me Alone! By Vera Brosgol (Pub 2016) 
Plant the Tiny Seed By Christie Matheson ( Pub 2017)
Truck Full of Ducks By Ross Burach (2018) 
Play This Book By Jessica Young (2018)













Check Out What's "NEW" In Leveled Readers




Check Out What's "NEW" In Leveled Readers 


When choosing leveled readers or beginning readers for your child - Please Note all publishers use different leveling systems and they are not consistent! Please browse the titles and different publishers to select a few to pre-read to see if your child can handle reading them on their own or with parent help!



I Can Read Series:  Beginning Level 1 
description from publisher of a level 1- short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. For more information consult their website www.icanread.com for more information

The Berenstain Bears: Big Machines By Mike Berenstain (pub 2017)

The Berenstain Bears and the Ducklings By Mike Berenstain (Pub 2018) 

 Pinkalicious and the Babysitter By Victoria Kann (pub 2017)

Beat Bugs In My Life By Josh Wakely (creator of Beat Bugs) Adapted By Cari Meister (pub 2018) 

Elephant and Piggie Like Reading Series  Please Note:  not leveled However, a good beginning choice since the storylines are simple conversations between the characters.

The Good For Nothing Button By Mo Willems and Charise Mericle Harper (pub 2017)

Ready To Read Series: Level One
Description from the Publisher -- Star Reader- Easy sight words to sound out, simple plot and dialogue, familiar topics and themes. For more information go to ReadytoRead.com

Eloise Breaks Some Eggs By Kay Thompson (pub 2018)

Step Into Reading: Ready To Read Level 1 
Description from Publisher --big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, picture clues. For More information visit their website StepIntoReading.com

Nella The Princess Knight: I Love King Dad By Jim Nolan
Disney Princess: I Love My Dad By Jennifer Liberts 



I Can Read Level 2 Reading With Help-- 
Publisher description- engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers

Rappy Goes To Mars By Dan Gutman (pub 2017)

 Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Progressing Reader
Description from publisher- longer sentences, simple dialogue, picture and context clues, more in-depth plot development and both fiction and nonfiction available. These also have both a leveled reader system of 1-4 leveling along with a guided reader level A-P. 

Llama Llama Looses a Tooth By Anna Dewdney




Step Into Reading: Reading On Your Own Level 3  
Description from Publisher-- engaging characters, easy to follow plots and popular topics

DC Superhero Girls Butterfly Battle By Courtney Carbone




For More Reading Suggestions visit these post links
Leveled Reader Tips and Tricks Part 1
Leveled Reader Tips and Tricks Part 2 
Check Out What's New in Leveled Readers 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Horses & Ponies (Kentucky Derby)








READ: Books

Talk: Share pictures of horses and talk about what sound do they make? do they have important jobs? Have you ever ridden on a horse? Talk a little about the Kentucky Derby- have you ever seen a horse race? give a few simple facts about the Kentucky Derby to your kids

Site for kids facts on KY Derby



Clip Clop By Nicola Smee
Giddy Up Let's Ride By Flora McDonnell
 Horses: Trotting, Prancing, Racing By Patricia Hubbell
Noni the Pony (Series) By  Alison Lester
Are You A Horse? By Andy Stash
Ponyella By Laura Numeroff
Hush, Little Horsie By Jane Yolen
Pony Brushes His Teeth By Michael Dahl
That's Not My Pony By Fiona Watt
 Horseplay! by Karma Wilson
Cowboy Small By Lois Lenski 
Giddy Up Daddy By Troy Cummings 
In My Barn by Sara Gillingham & Lorena Siminovich
National Geographic Ponies Book By Laura Marsh
The Princess and the Pony By Kate Beaton
Robert The Rose Horse By Joan Heilbroner
How I Spent My Summer Vacation By Mark Teague 
D is for Derby : A Kentucky Derby Alphabet Book By Helen Wilbur (Grades 2 and up)



Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse By Meghan McCarthy (Grades K-3)




SONGS/RHYMES:


High Stepping Horses
Unknown Author
High stepping horses,
High stepping horses,
High stepping horses,
Clippety, clippety clop!
(Make fist go up and down as you sing or chant the words)
Change the word “high, soft, loud, fast, slow…”
Credit teachpreschool.org 

Riding on a Horses Back
by Deborah J. Stewart
I’m riding on a horses back
He’s taking me down the track
When he goes, “clippety-clop”
I go, “bumpety-bump”
Riding on a horses back!
(Now repeat but say “Giddeup horsey” to make the song go faster and “Whoa horsey” to slow the song back down again).
Credit teachpreschool.org

Action Rhyme: “I Gave My Horse an Apple”
I gave my horse an apple, (pretend to give something)
And she gave me a neigh. (neigh)
I gave my horse a carrot, (pretend to give something)
And she moved her head this way. (move head up and down)
I gave my horse a sugar lump, (pretend to give something)
She gave me a smile. (smile big)
And then she took me for a ride,
For more than half a mile. (slap hands on thighs like galloping)
Credit: Storytime in a Box & Storytime Katie


Fingerplay: “Ten Galloping Horses”
Ten galloping horses, (hold up ten fingers)
Came through town. (slap hands on legs like galloping)
Five were white, (hold up five fingers)
And five were brown. (hold up five fingers on other hand)
They galloped up, (slap up toward top of thighs)
They galloped down, (slap down toward knees)
Ten galloping horses, (hold up ten fingers)
Came through town. (slap hands on legs like galloping)
Credit: King County Library System & Storytime Katie 


“Gitty –Up ( Lap Ride)”

Gitty--up, gitty--up, gitty--up

Up—up!

Gitty--up, gitty--up, gitty--up

Up—up!

Gitty--up, gitty--up, gitty--up

Up—up!

Whoooa---Horsey (Raise Arms in the air)


Lap Ride: “This is the Way the Baby Rides” The Mulberry Bush

This is the way the baby rides, Baby rides, baby rides.
This is the way the baby rides,
Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy.
(bounce baby slowly on one knee)
This is the way the jockey rides,
Jockey rides, jockey rides.
This is the way the jockey rides,
Gallopy, gallopy, gallopy.
(use both knees and move them up and down)


CRAFT/ PLAY/ EXPLORE:

Clothes Pin Horses (Printable (gather wood or plastic clothes pins for this activity)

Blank Horse top body only template 



Horses Stop & Go Activity

{Large Motor}
The children crawl around the carpet pretending to be horses as the teacher calls out “stop” and “go”. This can also be played with the children galloping. Credit Prekinders.com

Horses Printable Coloring, dot to dot 

Old McDonald Farm Animal Crowns Printable from TPT $ 2.40

Horse Preschool Printables