*Draw Jack and Jill going up the hill.
*What do you think they did with all Humpty Dumpty's broken pieces?
*Hickory Dickory Dock! Draw the mouse going up the clock.
*Draw yourself jumping over the candlestick.
*Draw pairs of pictures that rhyme.
fine motor center: perforate lamb shape, Scribble Art mouse
pocket chart: add a candlestick prop and poem card:
(Name) be nimble! (Name) be quick! (Name) jump over the candlestick!
Students use a Vis-a-Vis marker to add their names to the poem before acting it out!
art: Humpty Dumpty (students cut out egg shape and add features to resemble
Humpty Dumpty; then they sponge paint a brick wall for him to sit on)
writing: What rhymes?
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlburg
The Missing Tarts by B.G. Hennesey
*Make simple cherry tarts (cherry pie filling in ready to bake tart shells) to eat
while volunteers perform a favorite rhyme
Sing a Song of Mother Goose by Barbara Reid
*Read as many poems as possible... end with "Jack and Jill". Identify and list
pairs of rhyming words on chart paper. Students create a green torn-paper hill
on a blue background. They glue a picture of a well to the top of the hill and
make popsicle stick puppets for Jack and Jill.
Rhyme Me a Riddle Sing Me a Song (Houghton Mifflin)
*Read "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," focusing on the pairs of rhyming words.
Students complete a rhyme booklet. The booklet is a piece of legal paper
folded in half like a book. The poem is on the cover and the inside reads:
2 and ___
4 and ___
6 and ___
8 and ___
10 and ___
Students glue the rhyming picture in each blank (shoe, door, etc).
The Glorious Mother Goose by Cooper Edens
Once Upon a Time by John Prater
Mixed-Up Mother Goose
*Students identify the characters in the story. Then, to complete a Nursery
Rhyme Review Book, each student will write in the initial letter sounds for each
"__ee __illie __inkie ran down the street," etc.
The Little Dog Laughed and Other Nursery Rhymes by Lucy Cousins
*Read as many rhymes as possible, but end with "Pat-a-Cake". Recreate the
poem using children's names. Each child illustrates a cake, frosts it with "fluff"
(a wonderful concoction of shaving cream, glue, and food coloring) and then
tops it with the appropriate die-cut letter for his/her name.
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, Baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and prick it and mark it with a __.
Then put it in the oven for _______ and me!
Mother Goose by Gyo Fujikawa
*Compare/contrast the way Mother Goose is illustrated in each of the versions
read that week. Record class ideas and observations on chart paper.
*We also print out copies from enchantedlearning.com to make a "Rebus
*We replace Polly and Sukey with student names in the pocket chart with "Polly
Put the Kettle On". They love singing and acting it out.
*Hey, Diddle, Diddle and Other Mother Goose Rhymes by Tomie de Paola"
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