|Ms. Fulton County reading a book about Princesses|
I pulled my old copy of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" off the shelf . It's a book that staff gave to me back in 2005, and many of them wrote me notes in it, so it is a little messy but a great book. It mirrors the skit I do "Going on a Lion Hunt".
The children were divided into three classrooms. In our room we has a nice carpets and a crackling fire (projected on the screen behind me , of course). We all sat in a circle while I read about going on a bear hunt. I added sound effects and had the children participate with hand motions. I really liked the running across the mud part.
I then broke out a personal favorite of mine..."Where the Wild Things Are". I had the book on the floor facing the children, and they all were looking at the pictures as I read the story. I think I impressed the teacher with my ability to read a book upside down and backwards...
We had a little more time, so I showed them a magic trick where I would remove a ring from a string. They really liked that part!
We still had some time , so Andrea went back to her classroom and got us a copy of "The Lorax". I got about half way through that book before our time was up. Good thing I remember most of that book by heart...I read it every week when I taught outdoor education.
It really was alot of fun, and if given the opportunity I would like to do it again with them. The parents were great, and the children we very welcoming. It was a great experience all around.