Stories With Ms. Jenna

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Storytime: Insects, Bugs, and Frogs

on October 10, 2013

This was week 5 of my 6 week storytime session. I’ve used the same Hello and Goodbye song/ rhyme each week, and yesterday realized it’s amazing how much my kids have picked up on the French and Spanish verses in the hello song. Adorable.

This week’s theme was Insects, Bugs, and Frogs! It’s the first week I didn’t use a flannel story and one girl immediately asked me where my board was. However, I appeased them with pop-up books so all was well!

Book: Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horáček


This book has a pop-up butterfly on the last page.

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” –Songs for Wiggleworms

The itsy bitsy went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

great big hairy spider, very quiet spider, l’araignée gypsy

Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


Song: “The Ants Go Marching” – Songs for Wiggleworms

The ants go marching 1 by 1 hurrah hurrah
The ants go marching 1 by 1 hurrah hurrah
The ants go marching 1 by 1
The little one stops to suck his thumb

And they all go marching down
to the ground
to get out
of the rain
boom boom boom

2 by 2-tie his shoe
3 by 3 -climb a tree
4 by 4 -shut the door
5 by 5 -take a dive

Book: The Wide-Mouthed Frog : A Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner


This entire book is pop-up. The wide-mouthed frog is going around asking other animals what they like to eat but near the end he comes to a crocodile who likes to eat wide-mouthed frog… at this point I had a little girl gasp, “oh my gosh!” It was so funny.

Book: Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming


Fingerplay: “Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar”

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Into a corner will creep (creep fingers up arm)
He’ll spin himself a blanket (roll hands)
And then fall fast asleep (rest head, close eyes)
Fuzzy, wuzzy caterpillar
Very soon will rise (wake up)
And find he has grown beautiful wings (connect thumbs and flap hands like wings)
Now he’s a butterfly!

Book: Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira



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