If You’re Hoppy has been hopping into libraries, book stores, arms. SLJ said “Sure to be a storytime staple, with many repeat performances.” For storytime fun, check out my article and photos of hopping animals, plus links to hopping animal video and a craft on the Under the Green Willow blog. There’s a recent roundup of early reader bunny books on the Cleveland.com site. I also found a cool librarian who has a biblobop party plan for libraries. Huge list of hopping, bouncing books, too. http://storytiming.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/nobody-puts-baby-in-the-corner/
Here are some more great educational ideas from Indian Hill Elementary in Cincinnati, Ohio. These are from a school visit week in Feb, 2009. The first ones extend STARS BENEATH YOUR BED: THE SURPRISING STORY OF DUST.
These are from Hamilton Traditional School in Indiana.
Hush, Little Puppy
English/Language Arts Standards
K.1.1 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
K.1.2 Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.
K.1.3 Understand that printed materials provide information.
K.1.4 Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.
K.1.5 Distinguish letters from words.
K.1.6 Recognize and name all capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
K.1.10 Say rhyming words in response to an oral prompt.
K.1.22 Listen to stories read aloud and use the vocabulary in those stories in oral language.
K.2.1 Locate the title and the name of the author of a book.
K.2.2 Use pictures and context to aid comprehension and to draw conclusions or make predictions about story content.
K.2.3 Generate and respond to questions (who, what, where).
1.1.1 Match oral words to printed words.
1.1.2 Identify letters, words, and sentences.
1.1.3 Recognize that sentences start with capital letters and end with punctuation, such as periods, question marks, and exclamation points.
1.1.7 Create and state a series of rhyming words.
1.2.1 Identify the title, author, illustrator, and table of contents of a reading selection.
2.3.4 Identify the use of rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration (using words with repeating consonant sounds) in poetry or fiction.
3.3.1 Recognize different common genres (types) of literature, such as poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
4.2.2 Use appropriate strategies when reading for different purposes.
In the case of English/Language Arts, the National Standards consist of 12 standards. Each state takes those twelve standards and develops their own objectives to indicate how they intend for those standards to be taught. And then each school district takes their state’s standards and sometimes defines them even slightly more or determines in which order those standards and objectives will be taught.
Therefore, the first number is the grade level, the second number is the national standard and the third number is the state objective. For example: 5.1.3 stands for 5th Grade, National Standard #1, and the state’s 3rd objective.
These are keyed to national standards and Indiana’s standards. As you can see from the explanation above, it should be simple to plug in your state’s standards, as needed.
Here is a website where the National Standards are listed.
Here are some highlights from noodle artwork and writing projects from school visits. Especially memorable was Niagara Elementary, in Henderson, KY, where the students had a full noodle art contest with multiple categories including wearable art. The library had a pasta party for the winners. I will never forget that day!
Hush Little Puppy is a fictional bedtime picture book illustrated by Susan Winter. Continue reading “Hush Little Puppy”
A fiction picture book full of rhythm, rhyme, and mapping.