Pesky Second Grade Visits

Garbage and Pests = a fun theme! I’ve had a great year sharing 20-minute story breaks with second graders. They’re so appreciative and make me feel like a million bucks when I walk into the room 🙂 Claps and hugs and declarations of book love!

Poem: “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Book: Great, Now We’ve Got Got Barbarians! by Jason Carter Eaton
Nonfiction Book Bite: read/showed snippets from National Geographic Kids’ This Book Stinks!
Storytell: Storytelling: “At Midnight” (I learned this “boo baby” story from storyteller Priscilla Howe)

I Love Trash! Toddler Storytime

This week, we repeated one of my favorite themes: Garbage! Trashy Town is one of my favorite storytime books 🙂

*Opening: The More We Get Together
*Rhyme: Hands Up High
*Rhyme: Blackbirds
Book: Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by Barbara Odanaka
**Prop and Bonus Rhyme: If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up! (I filled a small can full of crumpled scrap paper. I dumped in on the floor, and sang this song while the kids helped my put the garbage back in the can. Really fun!)
*Rhyme: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Flannel: Five Little Garbage Trucks (found on this site; more garbage-theme fun also there)
*Rhyme: If You’re Wearing Red Today
Book: Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
*Rhyme: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Dancing Song (with bean bags): “Take That Bean Bag” from Me and My Bean Bag
*Closing: We Wave Goodbye

Craft: For a simple craft, we glued cut-out clip art images of a garbage truck and a trash can to a piece of paper. We also glued onto the paper some paper shreds (“garbage”). I played “I Love Trash” and other songs from Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites during craft time.

*Rhymes can be found on the August/September 2018 Toddler Rhyme Sheet

**Bonus Rhyme:
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!
(To the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!
If You See a Piece of Garbage,
If You See a Piece of Garbage,
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!

 

If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!

Welcome back to storytime! We took a spring break last week…but came back strong this week with stories about GARBAGE!

Stories Shared:
We Need Garbage Collectors by Lisa Trumbauer
Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by Barbara Odanaka

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet–Spring 2009):
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Hammer Song
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Open, Shut Them
Where is Thumbkin?
Five Little Sausages
I’m a Little Teapot

Bonus Rhyme:
(To the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!
If You See a Piece of Garbage,
If You See a Piece of Garbage,
If You See a Piece of Garbage, Pick it Up!

Music:
Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites (I Love Trash)
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (The Wiggle Song)

Craft:
For a simple craft, we glued cut-out clip art images of a garbage truck and a trash can to a piece of paper. We also glued onto the paper some paper shreds (“garbage”).