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A Swampy Storytime

It Came from the Swamp!

The Preschool Story time theme this Tuesday was alligators.  We read about Alfie with  a bump on his head, three gators surviving the Big Bottom Boar, and four friends deciding what to do on a rainy day.

Helen Ketteman’s “Three Little Gators” brought us into a east Texas swamp where three gators set off on their own, along with a warning from their mother.  She tells her three gators to watch out for Big Bottom Boar!  Each gator builds their own houses to keep safe, but only one house withstands Big Bottom Boar.  Can you guess which one?

In Nicole Rubel’s “It  Came from the Swamp”, Alfie the alligator gets “konked” on the head while playing baseball and having a snack at the same time. He wakes to think that he is no longer a alligator and runs away from the others. Alfie’s hunger gets him into more predicaments, until finally another “konk” on the head  brings Alfie back to his senses.

When the forecast called for rain, four alligator friends venture out to have fun in Patricia Lakin’s “Rainy Day!”.  Sam, Pam, Will, and Jill’s  fun in the rain takes them from a golf park in the fog, to a baseball game played with hail. Their travels finally bring them to a library which they decide is perfect for a rainy day.


Posted by Miss Jane.

It’s Raining Stories!

Our Story Time forecast called for rain.

May’s first Preschool Story Time theme reflected our recent rainy weather. In the book,” Itsy Bitsy Spider’ by Lorianne Siomades, the classic rhyme had a humorous twist – not only did the spider go up the drain spout again, but he was prepared!

Just how many insects and animals can fit under a mushroom in the rain? This question is answered in “Mushroom in the Rain” by Mirra Ginsburg. Five woodland creatures take shelter under a mushroom, only to later question how they all managed  to stay safe from the rain. The answer becomes apparent with the help of a frog.

Manya Stojic’s “Rain” told how African animals experience the rain through the five senses, from the Zebras seeing the lightning to the baboons hearing the thunder.  After the hot drying heat, comes the much needed rain, having the animals relishing it’s effects, from cooling mud, to a full watering hole.

Miss Jane