April 2018 “Outer Space” Second Grade Visits

Sigh. It’s my last month of class visits for this school year. I’ve really enjoyed sharing stories with these enthusiastic and appreciative second graders. I hope that many will come visit me at the library this summer!

Song: Boom Chicka Boom
Book: The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
(Poetry Book Bite: “The Earth” or “Pluto” from Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian)
Nonfiction Book Bite: booktalked various “space” books (such as 50 Things You Should Know About Space by Professor Raman Prinja, Eclipses by Martha E.H. Rustad, and Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy)
Storytell: “At Midnight” (I learned this “boo baby” story from storyteller Priscilla Howe)

Schools visited: Heritage, Laurel Hill

To the Moon!

The fall storytime session has BLASTED OFF! We have seven more weeks of fun ahead of us 🙂

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Flannel: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (Flannel pieces here.)
Action Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
*Flannel song: Aiken Drum
Read-aloud #2: Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino
Flannel: I Have a Rocket Ship
Fingerplay: 10 Little Fingers
Read-aloud #3: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Song/Fingerplay: Tommy Thumb
Song/Fingerplay (with finger puppets): Ten in the Bed
Read-aloud #4 (Big Book): Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Dancing Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs

CLOSING:
Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

ADDITIONAL BOOKS not used this time: Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds, Can’t Sleep by Chris Raschka

*Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
He played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And his eyes were made of gum drops…
And his nose was a banana…
And his mouth was a watermelon…
And is hair was made of green beans…
(Templates can be found in the book 52 Programs for Preschoolers: The Librarian’s Year-Round Planner by Diane Briggs.)

To the Moon!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

Stories Shared:
What the Sun Sees/What the Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
Where is Thumbkin?
Five Little Monkeys
Tony Chestnut

Flannel:
Little Mouse, Little Mouse, Are you in the [insert color] house?

Bonus Flannel Song:
Aiken Drum
   There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
   And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
He played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
   And his eyes were made of gum drops…
   And his nose was a banana…
   And his mouth was a watermelon…
   And is hair was made of green beans…

Music:
Music for Little People: A Child’s Celebration of Lullaby
Raffi: More Singable Songs (Shake My Sillies Out)