|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:
It's Time for Circle Time
Come on down
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.
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
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
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around.
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air.
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere! (repeat)
* Circle Time Closing Song:
Circle Time is done
Now it's time
To fill our day
With laughter and with fun