Monday, April 25, 2016

Manners Storytime, Friday, April 29 @ 10:30 AM

I begin  by explaining that there are different kinds of manners for different kinds of places. (Playgrounds vs. Libraries) Then I talk about the manners people should be using in storytime. Now's your chance to eyeball offenders and get down and dirty, as well as reminding moms you need them too. Good manners means making other people feel good, and when people talk when you're reading a story, it hurts your feelings. You think they don't like it. Rub it in. 

We always sing our hello song, but there are so many ways to say hello.  In some countries, you always bow.  Here, we sometimes slap hands, but I like fist bump. 
Excuse Me by Karen Katz
Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins.  THE BEST!!!
Please: The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems
Begging: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Interrupting: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Table manners: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen.
Mind your Monsters  by Bailey  Say please!
That's Mine!  by zeveren
No One Told the Aardvark by Deborah Eaton.  Good for higher level readers, compares human rules to animal ways.
Mind Your Manners. B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra.  A bit long for a very young crowd, great for 3s and 4s.  "Sip your tea and never slurp" song goes with the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" tune.
Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony.  How do you get a donut? You ask nicely. Strange ending though.
Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell.
Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis. Can't wait to read this one aloud.

Science:  Animal Talk by Etta Kaner (j591.59), pg. 22. The meaning of different animal faces, showing your teeth, eyes closed, etc.
Hello, Hello! e Miriam Schlein. Very nice about how animals greet one another.


3 nice mice, 3 nice mice, see how nice they are, see how nice they are.
They're always polite when they nibble their cheese.
They never forget to say thankyou and please.
They always remember to cover their sneeze.
Achoo! Achoo! Achoo!
They're 3 nice mice.

5 little ducks ran in the parking lot
1 fell down and he went plop
Mama called the Big Duck and the Big Duck got hot!
No more ducks running in the parking lot! etc.


We pretended we were in a restaurant waiting to be served, practiced some restaurant games. This site has some terrific ones: Restaurant Games, I had the table all set with placemat.  I particularly like tic-tac-toe with sugar packets and straws, I Spy, ABC Spy, and Disappearing Objects. 

We did Disappearing Objects, I SPY, and ABC Spy.  Very VERY fun. 10 - 15 minutes went by easily, and then I told them their order was up.  I passed around the cookies a la Please, Mr. Panda and I got a lot of please and thankyous.


We made Pigeon and Duckling fingerpuppets using a template from Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Playbook

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