by tracybanaszynski

The letter at story time today was T (t).

We heard stories involving tricks and tricksters (April Fool’s Day is next Tuesday!), including Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra.

We sang The Lollipop Tree:
One fine day in early spring I played a funny trick
Right in the yard behind my house I planted a lollipop stick
Then every day I watered it well and watched it carefully
I hoped one day that stick would grow to be a lollipop tree

Ah ha ha, Oh ho ho, what a place to be
Under my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lolly lolly lollipop tree!

Then one day I woke to find a very lovely sight
A tree all full of lollipops had grown in the dark of the night
I sat beneath that wonderful tree and looked up with a grin
And when I opened up my mouth a pop would drop right in


Winter came and days grew cold as winter days will do
On my tree my lovely tree not one little lollipop grew
From every branch an icicle hung, the twigs were bare as bones
But when I broke the icicles off they turned to ice cream cones


The early literacy tip was about writing:
“What’s this? Looking at representations of things, whether they’re pictures, sculpture, or anything at all helps kids understand the idea of labeling. This is important later on as they begin to understand that letters represent sound and the written word represents meaning.”