Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Hudred-Foot Journey

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Storytime for Scooters: Jungle

JUNGLE

OPENING SONG

(see week one for words)

SONG

If you’re happy and you know it…

BOOK

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Do Monkeys Tweet? by Melanie Walsh

SONG

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed…

(I have monkey finger puppets)

BOOK

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Wheels on the bus (jungle version) by Jane Cabrera

RHYME

Monkey see monkey do

 Little monkey at the zoo

 Monkey, monkey in the tree

Can you __________ like me?

Touch your nose…

Touch your ears…

Blink your eyes…

Touch your elbow…

BOOK

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Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon

CLOSING SONG

(see week one for words)

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Storytime for Scooters: Apples

APPLES

OPENING SONG

(see week one for words)

SONG

I think I’m just going to start singing this every week. Everyone loves it. Might as well.

If you’re happy and you know it…

BOOK

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Big Red Apple by Tony Johnston

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(Tune: Ten Little Indians)

1 apple, 2 apple, 3 apple, four!

5 apple, 6 apple, 7 apple, more!

8 apple, 9 apple, 10 apple, then…

We eat them up and start again!

RHYME

(magnet board with 5 apples)

Way up high in the apple tree (hold hands above head)

Five little apples smiled at me (make circles with thumb and forefinger of each hand, smile)

I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake tree)

Down came one apples(lower hand to the ground and wiggle fingers)

Mmmmmmmm! It was good! (take bites, rub tummy and smile)

BOOK

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Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

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Since the previous book contains a lot of farm animals I brought out my MGOL stuffed animals and we sang Old MacDonald.

Old MacDonald had a farm…

BOOK

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Up Down & Around by Katherine Ayres

CLOSING SONG

(see week one for words)

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This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

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I just finished reading Big Little Lies which is about a murder at a school function (among other horrible things). So I needed something funny for my next book. This book has been all over to-read lists for awhile and then I heard a movie was coming out. (See previous post.) I always try and read books that are going to be movies. I love doing the comparison between the two, even though the book is usually better. I still haven’t seen The Giver even though I read that book some time ago. So apparently sometimes I don’t follow through with the movie watching, but I still like to do it.

Anyway, I was half way through the book before I saw the trailer and I’m glad I decided to read it because I will definitely be seeing this movie. I have loved Jason Bateman ever since I binge watched Arrested Development and Tina Fey always does things that are hilarious. The book also talks about how the mom used to do Jane Fonda exercise videos back in the day so I find it ironic that the actress playing the mom is, Jane Fonda! For those who read the book that will be a funny thing to note.

The book didn’t disappoint. I laughed out loud frequently. But for all the laughing I did, it is actually about some serious things. His wife cheats on him after they suffer through a miscarriage and the whole book is based around that AND that his father just died and his whole immediate family has to sit shiva for him. Not exactly your typical set-up for side splitting laughs. It’s set from a man’s POV which also doesn’t happen much in books about failed marriages. Men definitely treat those situations differently than if this were a book written from the woman’s POV. The only thing I didn’t like is the open ending. I’m a closure kind of reader so that just pushes my buttons a bit too much. Definitely pick it up if you need a funny read.

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This is Where I Leave You

I read this book. I’ll be posting a review in the next couple of days. This is the hilarious trailer of the movie that’s coming out in a few weeks.

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Storytime for Scooters: Red

RED

OPENING SONG

(see week one for words)

SONG

If you’re happy and you know it…

SONG

(Tune: If you’re happy and you know it)

If your clothes have any red, any red,

If your clothes have any red, any red,

If your clothes have any red,

Put hands up on your head,

If your clothes have any red, any red.

Additional verses

Blue… touch your shoe

Pink… give a wink

Green… be a jumping bean

white… hug your friend tight

black… give your hands a clap

BOOK

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My Many Colored Days by Seuss

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Hurry hurry drive the fire truck…

Hurry hurry turn the corner…

Hurry hurry climb the ladder…

Hurry hurry spray the water…

It’s okay the fire’s out now…

Drive the fire track to the station…

BOOK

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Fire Truck by Sis

MAGNET BOARD

(found here)

Little mouse little mouse

are you in the red house…?

BOOK

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Martin

CLOSING SONG

(see week one for words)

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Storytime for Scooters: Yellow

YELLOW

OPENING SONG

(see week one for words)

SONG

(tune: Mary had a Little Lamb)

If you’re wearing red today,

Red today, red today.

If you’re wearing read today,

Please stand up!

(twirl, twirl, twirl)

BOOK

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In My New Yellow Shirt by Spinelli

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Five little ducks went out to play over the hills and far away

Mother duck said quack quack quack quack

But only four little ducks came back

Four little ducks…

Three little ducks…

Two little ducks…

One little duck…

No little ducks went out to play over the hills and far away

Mother duck cried quack quack quack quack

All her five little ducks came back!

BOOK

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Lemons are NOT Red by Seeger

SONG

Wheels on the bus

SONG

(instead of I’m driving in my car)

I’m driving in my bus, I’m driving in my bus

Beep beep, toot toot, I’m driving in my bus!

I’m driving very fast…

I’m driving very slow…

BOOK

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School Bus by Crews

CLOSING SONG

(see week one for words)

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