Monday, December 06, 2010

Go Green Storytime


Toddler Read Alouds
Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley
Big Yellow Sunflower by Frances Barry
Dig In by Cindy Jenson-Elliot (2017)
How Does A Seed Grow?  by Sue Kim
What Color Is Your Apple?  by Jerry Pallotta

Preschool Read Alouds
A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas
Big Bear Hug by Nicolas Oldhand
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - love this book!
If You Hold A Seed by Elly MacKay
I Love Our Earth by Bill Martin Jr. 
Love Your World by Dawn Sirett
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin - he doesn't throw out his shoes
Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson - environmentalist version of Press Here  (2017)
Tap the Magic Tree  by Christie Matheson - environmentalist version of Press Here
Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsch
This Tree Counts by Alison Formento
We Planted A Tree by Diane Muldrow
Whole Green World by Tony Johnston

School Age Read Alouds
Earth Book by Todd Parr
Earth Day Birthday by Patti Schnetzler
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Miss Fox's Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli
Mr. King's Things by Genevieve Cote
Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
Picture A Tree by Barbara Reid
Who Will Plant A Tree?  by Jerry Pallotta

Display Books
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong





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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions


Activities
Cereal Box Hopscotch
Cereal Box Food Pyramid and Bag Toss
Craft: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/mcoffeefilter.htm
Five Bottles of Juice On the Wall

Creative Dramatic
Little Acorn Grows Up by Edward Gibbs

Prop Story
Joseph Had An Overcoat by Simms Taback   

If You See A Piece of Litter
(Tune: Happy and You Know It)
If you see a piece of litter pick it up (pick it up!)
If you see a piece of litter pick it up
We will make the world look better, if we pick up all the litter
If you see a piece of litter, pick it up.

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Soda Cans
One little, two little, three little soda cans
Four little, five little, six little soda cans
Seven little, eight little, nine little cans
Ten cans to recycle!
Repeat with: bottles, plastics...

This Is the Way We Turn Off the Lights
This is the way we turn off the lights,
Turn off the lights, turn off the lights.
This is the way we turn off the lights,
Because we love our world
Repeat with: turn of the water, throw out the trash, recycle the cans, plant the seeds...

Save, Save, Save the Cans
(Tune of Row Your Boat)
Save, save, save the cans, throw them in the bin
We can help to save the Earth, if we all pitch in.\
Repeat with: bottles, trash, plastics...
 
There Was An Old Woman
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
She had so much trash, she didn’t know what to do
She piled up the plastics, the bottles, the cans,
And took them out back to the Recycling Man.

We’ve Been Working On Recycling
(Tune: Working on Railroad)
We've been working on recycling
All the trash we can,
We've been working on recycling,
It's a very simple plan,
Separate your glass and paper,
Separate your plastic and tin.

Take the trash that you’ve recycled to your recycling bin!

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