October 18, 2017 Story Time - Missouri Building Block Nominees


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read

I would like to thank the firefighters from the Antonia Fire Protection District for reading our stories today!!




















Lion Lessons  by Jon Agee*
Wolfie The Bunny  by Ame Dyckman*

For our craft we decorated a lion picture like this one:












Extra activities
You Can Hear (sung to "She'll be Coming Round the Mountain")
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo! Roar! Roar!
you can hear the lions roaring at the zoo! Roar! Roar!
you can hear the lions roaring, you can hear the lions roaring
you can hear the lions roaring at the zoo! Roar! Roar!
Additional verses:
You can hear the snakes hissing at the zoo! Hiss! Hiss!
You can hear the bears growling at the zoo! Growl! Growl!
You can hear the elephants trumpeting at the zoo! Trumpet! Trumpet!
You can hear the monkeys chattering at the zoo! Oh-Oh Ah-Ah! Oh-Oh Ah Ah!

Bunny Pokey (sung to "The Hokey Pokey")
You put your bunny ears in
you take your bunny ears out
you put your bunny ears in
and you shake them all about
you do the bunny pokey
and hop yourself around
that's what it's all about
Additional verses:
You put your bunny nose in
You put your bunny paw in
You put your bunny tail in

If You're a Lion and You Know It (sung to "If You're Happy and You Know It")
If you're a lion and you know it, give a Roar!
if you're a lion and you know it, give a Roar!
if you're a lion and you know it, then you're face will surely show it
if you're a lion and you know it, give a Roar!
Additional verses:
If you're and elephant and you know it, STOMP your feet
If you're a monkey and you know it, JUMP up and down
If you're a crocodile and you know it, SNAP your jaws




October 11, 2017 Story Time - Building Block Award Nominees


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















10 Little Ninjas  by Miranda Paul*
Marta! Big & Small  by Jen Arena*

For our craft we made a shape ninja like this one:











You can find the directions to make one here:
https://goo.gl/STnUmT

Extra activities

This is big, big, big

This is big, big, big (stretch arms out wide)
this is small, small, small (bring hands close together)
this is short, short, short (lower hands toward the ground)
this is tall, tall, tall (reach hands toward the sky)
this is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
this is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
this is yes, yes, yes (shake head yes)
this is no, no, no (shake head no)

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
one named Jack and one named Jill
fly away Jack, fly away Jill
come back Jack, come back Jill

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky
one named Low and one named High
fly away Low, fly away High
come back Low, come back High

Two little blackbirds sitting on a pole
one named Fast and one named Slow
fly away Fast, fly away Slow
come back Fast, come back Slow

Two little blackbirds sitting on a gate
one named Early and one named Late
fly away Early, fly away Late
come back Early, come back Late....Late? come back Late!

October 4, 2017 Story Time - Mastodons


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















Once Upon a Mastodon - All About Prehistoric Mammals  by Bonnie Worth*
American Mastodon  by Carol K. Lindeen

We had a special guest (Mike) from Mastodon State Historic Site who did a presentation of items from the Ice Age. We got to view the skulls of a baby mastodon, a giant sloth and a saber-toothed cat. Mike talked about the animals and people that lived during that time period.

For our craft we made a mastodon like this:










September 27, 2017 Story Time - Fossils


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















Big Old Bones - A Dinosaur Tale  by Carol Carrick*
Fossilized! Dinosaur Fossils  by Kathleen Connors
Dig Those Dinosaurs  by Lori Haskins Houran*
Unearthing Fossils  by Tamra B. Orr
Monster Bones: the Story of a Dinosaur Fossil  by Jacqui Bailey
Fossils Tell of Long Ago  by Aliki

For our craft we pressed toy dinosaurs into salt dough to make fossil imprints

Extra activities

10 Little Fossils
One little, two little, three little fossils
four little, five little, six little fossils
seven little, eight little, nine little fossils
ten little fossils buried underground

Then we counted back down to zero


September 20, 2017 Story Time - Woolly Mammoths & Mastodons


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read

Thank you to the firefighters from the Antonia Fire Protection District for being our readers today!




















Why Why Why were mammoths woolly?  by Mason Crest Publishers, Inc. *
A Mammoth in the fridge  by Michael Escoffier
Mammoths and Mastodons  by Susan H. Grey
Mammoth and Me  by Algy Craig Hall*
Wild and Woolly Mammoths  by Aliki
How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth  by Michelle Robinson*

For our craft we colored a picture of a woolly mammoth, then glued black and brown yarn to it's body to make it look woolly

Extra Activities
The Mammoths in the Ice Age
(sung to "Wheels on the Bus")
The mammoths in the Ice Age went
toot, toot, toot,
toot, toot, toot
toot, toot, toot
the mammoths in the Ice Age went
toot, toot, toot
all around the land

Repeat with other verses:
The tiger in the Ice Age went growl, growl, growl
The wolf in the Ice Age went howl, howl, howl
The ground sloth in the Ice Age moved slow, slow, slow

September 13, 2017 Story Time - Ice Age


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















The Ice Tracker's Guide  by Adrian Lister*
The Great Ice Age  by Christopher Maynard
Why, Why, Why Were Mammoths Woolly?  by Miles Kelly Publishing
Ice Age Giants  by Steve Parker*
Ask A Dinosaur  by Olivia Brookes
Giant Ground Sloth  by Michael P. Goecke

For our craft we put together a dinosaur bone puzzle like this:
https://goo.gl/OlIh3W


Extra activities
We talked about the animals that lived during the ice age like: saber tooth cats, mastodons, woolly mammoths, etc

Hands on Shoulders
Hands on shoulders, hands on knees
hands behind you if you please
touch your shoulders, now your nose
now your chin and now your toes
hands up high in the air
down at your sides and touch your hair
hands up high as before
now clap your hands - one, two, three, four

Put your hands up high (sung to "Do Your Ears Hang Low")
Put your hands up high
put your hands down low
put your hands in the middle and wiggle them so
put your elbows to the front put your elbows to the back
put your elbows to the side and
quack! quack! quack!





September 6, 2017 Story Time - Dinosaurs


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read



















Dinosaur Bones  by Bob Barner*
Dinosaurs of All Sizes  by Dr. Alvin Granowsky
Dinosaur Parade  by Shari Halpern*
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night a very messy adventure  by Refe & Susan Tuma*
Dinosaur!  by Peter Sis
Dinosaur Explorer  by Dougal Dixon*
How Do Dinosaurs Go Up and Down?  by Jane Yolen
Amazing Dinosaur Facts  by Leonie Bennett
Touch and Feel Dinosaur  by DK

For our craft we made a dinosaur using a lower case letter "d" like this one