Standard: Early Literacy: Phonological Awareness
Specific skill focused on: Rhyming-Ninjas
Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)
Book: Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas
Song: “Dance Along Gong Song” (Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem)
Book: Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Song: “The Ninjas” (Barenaked Ladies, Snacktime!)
Book: Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! by Todd Tuell
Song: “Dance Kung Fu” (Imagination Movers, Rock-o-Matic)
The template on the blog is actually for a no-sew tooth fairy pouch, but I blew it up and used it for a paper craft.
Thoughts: This storytime was really fun, and I think the kids enjoyed it, too. I knew that I was going to focus on rhyming and do stories written in rhyme today. There have been so many ninja picture books that have been published in the last few years, and when I saw that several of them were rhyming books, it just all kind of fell into place.