Winter Wonderland: Week Two & Three - Snowflakes

Spraying liquid watercolors on the snow.

Our first week of circle time went amazingly well. Silas loves it, begs to do it every day, and it has added much needed rhythm to our mornings. It's a keeper. I'm still trying to figure out how often to change up the songs and verses that we do. I had originally planned on new ones each week, but I think that's too often. He's only now just really starting to know the songs that we were singing last week. So, I think I'm going to do new books each week and add a new song or verse, but also keep what we were doing the previous week. By the end of the month, we should have a really good collection of songs.


Week Two & Three: Snowflakes

* Circle Time Opening Song:
Circle Time
Circle Time
It's Time for Circle Time
Come on down
Settle in
For rhythm and for rhyme
* Song: Sky Bears
* Song: Snowflakes Falling (to the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat)
Snowflakes falling down
Falling on the ground
Great big white flakes
That do not make a sound.
* Verse: 
Snowflakes falling soft & light,
Snowflakes falling in the night,
Soft & light, pure & white,
When the sun shines out so bright,
All the earth is dressed in white,
All the earth is dressed in white.
* Storybook: No Two Alike by Baker
* Lesson Book: Snowflake Bentley by Martin
* Verse:
Little light snowflakes whirl around.
Little light snowflakes fall to the ground.
Fall on the tree
And fall on me.
Make the Earth white,
Make the Earth bright.
* Song: King Winter
* Movement: 
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around.
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air.
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere! (repeat)
* Circle Time Closing Song:
Circle Time
Circle Time
Circle Time is done
Now it's time
To fill our day
With laughter and with fun

4 comments:

  1. We do circle time too. I change the songs every two weeks. That allows the girls to learn it really well. Then I try to introduce a new song and let go of one older song. I also change them with seasons.

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    1. Thanks KC! I always love hearing how other mamas do Circle Time. Two weeks seems like a good length of time.

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  2. Circle time is a fav here too. I tend to keep the songs and verses for the month, and it gives Reece time to learn them and really enjoy them. I memorize a new story weekly, and there might be a new verse here and there depending on what festivals are coming up, for instance the week leading up to St Nicholas we added in a verse about him and the week leading up to Solstice we added in a verse about the coming light. We have a few verses that stay the same each month...our welcoming and closing verse and our grounding verse, then the others change up. I have lots of fun planning circle time. Glad Silas is enjoying it :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. I've been trying to think of a winter themed song, so the Snowflakes Falling song sounds great since it is a familiar tune. My mom runs a in-home daycare and does circle time every day with the kids, ranging from 18 months up to kindergarten. She is always amazed at how quickly they pick up on things, even the youngest ones, who don't really participate, but hear it as they are toddling around. It soaks in!

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