Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 12/21

It’s back to school and back to the monthly format for Shake, Shimmy, & Dance!

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The Plan

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Book
Fly, Blanky, Fly! by Anne Margaret Lewis
We acted out all of the pages of this book. Blanky becomes lots of different animals and vehicles — you can choo-choo like a train and slither like a snake as two examples. I had forgotten how wonderful and interactive this book could be until I saw it on the recently returned shelf and it was perfect for Shake, Shimmy, & Dance!

Props
Shaker Eggs!

The Playlist
Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
All Around My Room — Laurie Berkner
Hands Are for Clapping — Jim Gill
Big Fire Truck — Ladybug Music
Dance Til Your Drop — Brady Rymer
We Make Some Noise Together — Emmy Brockman
I Can Shake My Shaker Egg — The Learning Groove
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

I only did two prop songs today and I thought that worked better. Now that it’s the school year, I see more toddlers than preschoolers/school-age kids and three prop songs was pushing it. (You may have also noticed that I tend to not use the parachute during the school year. Too many unsteady feet underneath makes me nervous.) The biggest success this week was “We Make Some Noise Together”.

(For an example of the Powerpoint and handouts that I made for each Shake, Shimmy please visit the original post.)

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