In which I turn a case of the Mondays into a rockin’ time.
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It does not pay for me to have time off. Re-entry is so tough! After a few days of doing whatever I wanted (aka watching copious amounts of television and eating Matzoh for dinner), it was hard to get back into my regular routine. Plus, when I got to work my room was a mess; stuff everywhere, the little bunny game I made missing half of its pieces and ripped up paper all around. I was in no mood for storytime and indulged in my favorite fantasy of hooking up a computer to the TV monitor and letting kids watch me on You Tube.
Instead of fretting and doing a Weasley Brothers (see video below) I decided to scrap the half baked plan I had for storytime and read fun books.
Recipe to bring energy to your Monday:
A group of preschoolers. Today there were a few new children who joined storytime. While it can be a challenge to have new kids, this group was all about listening and following along with the program. It helped that they had time to play BEFORE we started.
High pitch opera-like singing. I love singing but am no Ella. I usually do a few high pitched notes that get the attention of the kids who have that “I am going to bolt before she can read one story” look in their eyes.
Silly books. Today I grabbed a group of books by Jan Thomas and let her words do the work. Add in me mugging and we had a blast!
Unplanned craft. I really have to credit one of the moms attending storytime for the idea. I was just going to have the kids make dust bunnies using pom poms. She grabbed eyes, pipe cleaners and plastic bottle caps and came up with antenna.
As we raced around the room I realized my blahs had went away and I feel James Brown Good.
Use my affiliate links for copies of the books we read. Check out the Library’s YouTube page later this week for a dramatic reading of Rhyming Dust Bunnies.
Thanks for reading and have an energetic day!